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Morley Big Band and the Morley Jazz Orchestra Concert
October 9, 2017 @ 12:00 am - December 7, 2017 @ 12:00 am
This is a unique opportunity to see these two great ensembles playing together, bringing to the band stand two very different ways of playing and interpreting jazz music.
The Morley Jazz Orchestra and the Morley Big Band have been at heart of music making at Morley College and an important part of the London Jazz scene for many years.
The Morley Jazz Orchestra has become the place from which some of the UK’s finest jazz players owe not only their playing skills but, even more importantly, their writing skills. Among many others, people of the calibre of trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and pianist John Taylor wrote for the ensemble during its history. The Band, now led by Richard Pywell, will perform works by established musicians, and by previous and current students.
The Morley Big Band is one of London finest adult education big bands with over 60 years of history. The ensemble lead by Flavio Li Vigni will perform a variety of tunes, including classics arrangements and a selection of contemporary jazz pieces.