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Morley Jazz Orchestra and Guildhall Jazz Orchestra: The Music of Bill Russo

In the first of two joint performances, Guildhall Jazz Orchestra and Morley College Jazz Orchestra present the music of American composer, arranger and trombonist Bill Russo.

A major figure in the third-stream movement, seeking to find common ground between jazz and classical music, Russo worked in London from 1962 to 1965 while employed at the BBC, founding the London Jazz Orchestra and conducting the Morley Jazz Orchestra while in residence.

Scott Stroman directs Guildhall Jazz Orchestra and Richard Pywell directs Morley College Jazz Orchestra in a performance, which features Russo’s arrangements for the Stan Kenton band as well as compositions made during his time in the UK.

The second joint performance will be held at the Guildhall on Friday 3 November ( see link here: https://www.gsmd.ac.uk/whats-on/guildhall-jazz-orchestra-the-music-of-bill-russo)

Booking fees: £15.00 full ticket price and £8.00 concessions + Eventbrite booking fee