Mike Westbrook & Company - The Uncommon Orchestra in A Bigger Show. Events Square, Falmouth as part of the Fal River Festival. Time: 7.30pm.
"An exhilarating contemporary spin on the big band tradition" The Guardian
Composer/bandleader Mike Westbrook introduces his new big band at the Fal River Festival, and premieres a brand new jazz entertainment.
A Bigger Show has been described as a Jazz/Rock Oratorio. Kate Westbrook's scenario uses the image of the fairground to examine, with irony, humour and high drama, the lot of Humankind in the age of the World-Wide-Web.
Tickets £20, £12.00 (Students and under 16s £8)
Tickets online from Cornwall Riviera Box Office www.crbo.co.uk by phone 0845 094 0428 or at the Box Office Prince of Wales Pier Falmouth & all Tourist Information Offices in Cornwall
The 22 piece ensemble involves 3 vocalists/actors, acoustic brass and saxophones, electronics and a double rhythm section.
Kate is joined by fellow vocalists Martine Waltier and Billy Bottle, while the 22 piece MikeWestbrook&Company brings established Jazz musician together with lesser know artists, Pop and Rock musicians, Classical players and talented young musicians in a new kind of big band – the Uncommon Orchestra. Featured soloists include saxophonists Roz Harding, Lou Gare, Alan Wakeman, Cornishman Andy Dore on trombone, Dave Holdsworth on sousaphone and pocket trumpet, plus the popular rhythm team of Marcus Vergette on bass, and Coach York on drums.
"Britain's most innovative Big Band leader" The Wire
Kate Westbrook & Martine Waltier voice Billy Bottle voice & bass guitar Roz Harding, Sarah Dean, Alan Wakeman, Lou Gare, Gary Bayley, Ian Wellens saxophones Mike Brewer & Sam Massey trumpets Dave Holdsworth Sousaphone & trumpet Andy Dore, Stewart Stunnell, Joe Carnell, Ken Cassidy trombones Marcus Vergette bass Jesse Molins & Matthew North guitars Theo Goss & Coach York drums Mike Westbrook piano.