Showing 79 results in the category Jazz and world music ensembles.
A Tribute to Benny Goodman: The Julian Bliss Septet Recreating the exciting sound of swing from the 30’s and 40’s, Julian Bliss leads his sextet through some of the great tunes of the swing era, staying true to the authentic feel but with a modern twist. Julian became enamored with the performances of Benny Goodman at the age of seven, and in 2010 decided to form a group to perform Goodman’s music. The album “A Tribute to Benny Goodman” was recorded in 2011 and released on Signum Records in June 2012 to critical acclaim from both jazz and classical reviewers.
Ravenscroft, Ibstone Bucks, HP14 3XY UK
ALLEGRO ARTS LIVE MUSIC & ASSOCIATES supply quality live music of all kinds across the UK and internationally for corporate and private clients. Musicians are welcome to contact Allegro Arts to discuss working together.
Croft House, 6 Northcroft Close, Englefield Green, Surrey, TW20 0DY, United Kingdom
Old music, new music, world music, classical chamber music, the Amstel Quartet plays it all and presents it in unexpected and innovative ways. Virtuosity, breaking new ground, and an unequalled perseverance are key. Regular visitors to major venues around the world, the repertoire offered by the Amstel Quartet covers a wide range of styles, from the cutting edge of contemporary music, to the masters of minimalism, to French cabaret songs, to Bach, Brahms and Wagner to Indian ragas - all delivered with a polish and panache that enthrals audiences wherever they perform.
c/o Derek Warby Artist Management, 5 Howard Place, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 7AG, United Kingdom
Classical/jazz crossover str quintet with drums. Originals. Sonar, Border Crossing, Beamish Fest. W/shops for all ages.
13 Wellgarth Rd, London, NW11 7HP
Represented by Terry Dash Music.
Bollywood Brass Band is the UK’s pioneering Indian-style wedding band, performing at weddings and venues across the UK, Europe and in India. Bollywood Brass Academy delivers workshops for young people and schools and has published a series of tutor books for brass, wind and dhol drum (Spartan Press), plus school and brass band arrangements for various playing levels. The Brass Academy aims to diversify brass repertoire and to promote progression and continuation on instruments. Our workshops and interactive performances give young people the experience of playing with professional musicians.
Greenwich, London, SE10 0EF, United Kingdom
Core of 4 inst musicians (vn, cimbalom, db, pno) up to ens of 12. Gypsy, classical, salon music and fusions of these. Lecture recitals.
357 Kenton Rd, Harrow, HA3 0XS
Cutting-edge vc quartet with perc. New music for vc quartet. Contemporary music with strong jazz/world/soul influences. Festivals in France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Norway. W/shops on improvisations, comp, jazz for cellists.
Senior jazz ensemble for the Hull Music Service. Entry by audition at Gr6 level. Biennial foreign tour. Age range 13-21.
The Albemarle Music Centre, 60, Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN, United Kingdom
J2G is a training adult jazz ensemble encouraging improvisation and ensemble playing from its members. Adult Wind, Brass and Percussion players are encouraged to attend and try a rehearsal.
Cheltenham Bournside School, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 3EF, United Kingdom
The Count Basie Orchestra, with current director, Dennis Mackrel, is one of the most thriving big bands in history. With 19 performers, 17 sidemen, 1 vocalist, and 1 bandleader, they've become the premier jazz band. They have also played to broadcast the premiere of JAZZ-FM London with Ella Fitzgerald, performed at the Presidential Inauguration of Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy, played in a Royal Command Performance for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, recorded the Wall Street movie sound track accompaniment to Frank Sinatra, and participated in television advertising campaig
Prepare to be blown away: hear the passionate melodies, wild harmonies and richly textured arrangements of these ten inspiring vocalists and you will know this is something new from Cuba, the most original vocal sound to come out of the island in a long while. The Creole Choir’s Cuban name Desandann means literally ‘descendents’ and with songs like Papa Danbala, Tandé or Liman Casimir they tell the stories of their Haitian ancestors who were brought to Cuba to work in the near slave conditions in the sugar and coffee plantations until the 1959 Revolution.
Acclaimed jazz quartet playing swing, bebop, Latin & blues. Daniel Smith is winner of the Music Industry Association 'Best Concerto album of the Year' (The Complete 37 Vivaldi Bsn Concertos), and the 2011 Jazz Station Poll, Miscellaneous Instruments category. He was a finalist for the Jazz Journalists Association 'Player of the Year' in 2008 and 2010, and was nominated for Downbeat Magazine's 'Rising Star' award in 2010.
c/o Concert Jazz & Classical Productions (UK), 2 Plowden Park, Watlington, OX49 5SX
The last word in Celtic, Gypsy, Klezmer, This explosive band combines diabolical fiddle virtuosity from international star Adam Summerhayes; outrageous brilliance from world number one recorder genius, Piers Adams; horrifying high-ABV insanity from accordion master, Murray Grainger; positively feverish power from bass legend, Malcolm Creese; and dazzling bodhran playing from king of folk percussion, Cormac Byrne.
170 Thirlmere Gardens, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2RU, United Kingdom
Using transcriptions of Ellington's orchestration, the group recreates, as far as possible, the instrumentation, techniques and sound of the Ellington orch. Resident at the University of East Anglia
A popular saying goes: "There are two kinds of music, good music and bad music". For the true fan of good traditional jazz music the choice is simple, because there is only one Dutch Swing College Band. The Dutch Swing College Band started out as an amateur-college combo on liberation day (1945, may 5th) and through the years it has grown into a world famous jazz ens that has toured all five continents to much acclaim. The current line-up of the highly experienced band still guarantees professional performances of traditional jazz music of international standard!
Lower Marshay, Pennymoor, Tiverton, EX16 8LZ