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Hans Koller Big Band (2nd Show)

Doors 9:45 PM, Music 10:00 PM


John O’Gallagher, Zhenya Strigalev, Tom Challenger, Josephine Davies – saxes
Steve Fishwick, Robbie Robson, Alex Polack – trumpets
Matt Seddon, Malcolm Earle-Smith, Olivia Hughes – trombones
Hans Koller – piano
Calum Gourlay – double bass
Tim Giles – drums



A 13-piece ensemble exploring and celebrating musical ideas and imagined movements of Charlie Parker and George Russell

“the most expansive, expressive and exciting new jazz orchestral sound to have emerged in this country since the late-lamented Loose Tubes”

John Fordham, The Guardian

This new big band project is a natural development of Koller’s critically acclaimed 2016 JazzLines commission Twelve Re-inventions for George Russell which was premiered at the CBSO centre in Birmingham and recorded for BBC Radio 3, and of Koller’s recent large ensemble work with Bird Migration. For this special night of two houses at the Vortex, the band will play brand new large scale music inspired by Charlie Parker and George Russell.


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