Fabulous and creative singer Brigitte Beraha returns to join the LJO in some newly created music for the occasion by Scott Stroman, Alycona Mick, Josephine Davies and Stuart Hall. As always, the London Jazz Orchestra features a great group of London's top soloists including Henry Lowther, Martin Speake, Martin Hathaway, Robbie Robson, Pete Hurt, Paul Clarvis and many more.
Windmill Tilter in June!
Kenny Wheeler's famous Windmill Tilter suite will be featured in the LJO's season-ending session at the Vortex on Sunday 14 June at 4 PM, as well as in Music in the Garden at the Stables Theatre, Wavendon on Sunday 28 June at 2.30 PM. Kenny, who died last autumn, was a founder member of the LJO; Windmill Tilter, a suite on the theme of Don Quixote, was his breakthrough recording with the John Dankworth Orchestra.
The LJO Vortex Sessions are London's longest jazz residency.....
The LJO's Gil Evans' 100th anniversary Miles Ahead gig in May 2012, with Miles Evans and Henry Lowther, reviewed:
"This evening has been the best argument I have encountered for re-creating a classic performance. It took great music and made it even greater. This concert will affect how I listen to orchestral music for the rest of my life."
Check out George Foster's London Jazz Blog review of our Miles Ahead concerts, recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast on Jazz Lineup on 17 June, on our Press page.
Listen to the LJO: Recorded live from the club by Dill Katz, as well as tracks from our other recordings and projects, on our Listen to the LJO page.
The London Jazz Orchestra Director Scott Stroman
Manager Noel Langley