LJO Vortex Sessions -- Sunday 11 February 2018 at 3.30PM

A swinging Pete Hurt special!  The LJO continue London's longest jazz residency with a feast of modern big-band jazz featuring a host of great soloists including Martin Speake and Martin Hathaway, saxophones, Henry Lowther, trumpet, Alcyona Mick, piano, and Alec Dankworth, bass.  This month we continue our series of composer portraits, featuring the most prolific composer in the band, saxophonist Pete Hurt.  If you haven't yet checked out these up-close-and-personal sessions, you're really missing something!

The LJO continues to set the standard in modern jazz, with great ensemble playing, cutting edge writing, and exciting soloing from the finest players on the scene. Check out the band at these informal, up-close-and-personal monthly gigs!

Reviews of the LJO...

...on the Saberton Album, the band's new CD release on Babel Label:

"This album is at its best when the London Jazz Orchestra unpick the majesty of Saberton’s written music. It was written for these players, and theirs is the sound which Saberton held in his mind."....

...in Kenny Wheeler's Windmill Tilter at Wavendon:

"probably British jazz gig of the year"....

"From the first notes, the band presented a spine-tingling version of Windmill Tilter which even to those very familiar with this suite was hugely gratifying..."   

...on the LJO's Gil Evans centenary performance of Miles Ahead:   "...This concert will affect how I listen to orchestral music for the rest of my life."


The London Jazz Orchestra

Director            Scott Stroman     Manager   Noel Langley

Saxes/Winds        Martin Speake    Martin Hathaway    Pete Hurt  

                       Josephine Davies    Mick Foster 

Trumpets        Noel Langley    Henry Lowther    Robbie Robson    Jim Davidson

Trombones       Martin Gladdish    Patrick Hayes   Tom Dunnett   

Bass Trombone  Richard Henry

Piano               Alcyona Mick         Guitar   Stuart Hall  

Bass                Alec Dankworth     Drums   Paul Clarvis