Swingin' with Strings

Swingin’ with Strings

presented by The Jazz Repertory Company in association with the EFG London Jazz Festival

Sunday 24 November 2019, 19:00

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Performers

The 40-piece Pete Long Orchestra
Claire Martin and Iain Mackenzie vocals
Ryan Quigley trumpet
Sammy Maine saxophone

The music of Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Artie Shaw and Clifford Brown.

Each year the Jazz Repertory Company presents an evening of superb historical musical recreations for the EFG London Jazz Festival. For 2019 we present our biggest production yet when we add 22 string players and a harpist to our 17-piece big band.

It’s very rare to get to hear Nelson Riddle’s charts for Frank Sinatra in all their glory – his string writing is a vital part of the overall sound of Sinatra’s recordings for Capitol and Reprise in the 1950s and ’60s. Once again we are delighted to welcome back Iain Mackenzie who will be taking the role of Sinatra.

Claire Martin performs music from Billie Holiday’s 1958 album Lady in Satin alongside new orchestral arrangements of her favourite songs from her latest album.

There’s also Pete Long performing Artie Shaw’s Concerto for Clarinet, Ryan Quigley recreating Clifford Brown with Strings and Sammy Maine performing music from the most famous of all instrumental jazz albums to feature violins – Charlie Parker with Strings.

Ticket Information

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Groups of 20+: 20% discount – please call the Box Office on 020 7730 4500

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