Sean Gibbs, Ryan Quigley – Trumpets
Kieran McLeod, Ellie Shearer, Richard Henry – Trombones
Michael Chillingworth, Olivia Murphy, Helena Kay, Josephine Davies, James Allsopp – Saxophones
Tom Cawley – Piano
Joe Dessauer – Drums
Calum Gourlay – Bass
*subject to change
Bandleader, bassist and Ivors-nominated composer Calum Gourlay brings new music to each show, which is played on the spot by some of the city’s most innovative musicians. An evening (or afternoon) with the Big Band is a night of daring improvisation and a celebration of community: it’s what makes live music irreplaceable.First half of this show will feature some new compositions and some old music from the residency at the Vortex.
Second half will be “The Queens Suite” including “The Single Petal of a Rose”and some other specially selected Ellington numbers.