Trinity Laban Jazz students to wow at Ronnie Scott’s next week

Two different jazz ensembles from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance will perform at London's famous jazz venue, Ronnie Scott's, on Monday 11 February.

The Trinity Laban Jazz Ensemble, directed by Malcolm Earle-Smith, will lead off with pieces by Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer and other composers associated with the Village Vanguard.

Last year's performance attracted rave reviews -

"Trinity Laban is steeped in big band tradition....arrangements of Fletcher Henderson and Benny Carter were played (by Trinity Jazz Ensemble) with panache" - London Jazz 2012

Special guest Oren Marshall, who critics call "…the Jimi Hendrix of the tuba…" will then join the Trinity Laban Contemporary Jazz Ensemble to perform material by Gil Evans, including tracks from Gil's celebrated albums Svengali and Plays Jimi Hendrix.

The Contemporary Jazz Ensemble is one of the country's most exciting young jazz groups, receiving fantastic reviews of their concerts at the London Jazz Festival in November.

"A surefooted and enthusiastic group of students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire [of Music and Dance]…were a credit to the players and their director, especially when Lockheart shrewdly let his young charges rock out in an extended jam on Evans' exultant arrangement of Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing." - John Fordham, Guardian.

Tickets from www.ronniescotts.co.uk

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