Doors 9:15 PM, Music 9:45 PM – 1 set(s) of music
Academy Big Band
Join us for a celebration of International Women’s Day in this collaboration between the Royal Academy of Music and the Vortex Jazz Club, featuring two of the world’s leading jazz musicians and a band full of rising stars. Ingrid Jensen, Visiting Professor of Jazz at the Academy, is one of the most celebrated contemporary trumpet players on the scene. Alongside her distinguished career, she is Dean of Jazz Arts at the Manhattan School of Music and a member of the supergroup Artemis.
Nikki lles is one of the UK’s greatest pianists. She is Composer in Residence 2023 for the famous NDR Bigband in Hamburg and leads her own celebrated ensembles: The Printmakers and the Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra. Tonight, these two artists collaborate for the first time, performing a programme of their own music and some pieces by mutual friends and colleagues.