Leading UK saxophonist Julian Siegel is set to unveil his most ambitious project to date in 2017 when he debuts his newly-formed Jazz Orchestra, whose 19-piece line-up features a wide-range of top British jazz talent for a six date UK tour in March. The ensemble will be performing expanded and reimagined versions of his works for Quartet and Trio, as well as a newly written work entitled 'Tales from the Jacquard' that was produced by Derby Jazz with support from Arts Council England's Grants for Arts scheme. The tour also includes an appearance at Ronnie Scott's as part of the Jazzwise 20th Anniversary Festival on Thursday 16 March.
The group will be conducted by Nick Smart and features a strong line-up of Siegel on sax and clarinet, trumpeters Tom Walsh, Percy Pursglove, Henry Lowther and Claus Stoetter; alto saxophonists Mike Chillingworth and Jason Yarde; tenorists Stan Sulzmann and Tori Freestone; baritone sax and clarinettist Gemma Moore; trombonists Mark Nightingale, Trevor Mires, Harry Brown; bass trombone and tuba player Richard Henry; pianist Liam Noble; bassist Oli Hayhurst and drummer Gene Calderazzo.
Dates are: The Venue @ De Montfort University, Leicester (14 March); Lakeside Arts, Nottingham (15 March); Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London (16 March); Terry O'toole Theatre, Lincoln (17 March); Guildhall Theatre, Derby (18 March) and Town Hall Birmingham (19 March).
– Mike Flynn
– Photo by Maarit Kytoharju
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