The MB Big Band
The Turks Head. St Margarets
New monthly residency for the MB BIG Band on Wednesday
26th April, 31st May, 28th June,Thursday 27th July, 30th August. FREE The Turk’s Head, 28 Winchester Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 1LF
The Posk Cafe Jazz Cafe
Saturday 6th May. The MB Big Band, Basie and Beyond. 8pm.
Polish Social and Cultural Association 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith W6 0RF
The Thad Jones Legacy Orchestra.
The Spice Of Life, Soho 29th June.
6 Moor Street, Soho, London, W1D 5NA.Leicester Square Underground Station – 4mins
Tottenham Court Road Underground Station – 7mins
Piccadilly Circus Underground Station – 7mins
To mark the 100th birthday of legendary trumpeter Thad Jones, saxophonist Mark Buckingham and the “Thad Jones Legacy Orchestra” will present a variety of tunes to celebrate one of Jazz’s most influential arrangers! Featuring London’s finest Jazz musicians, the band will revisit Thad Jones’s contribution to the Count Basie Orchestra, his own compositions within the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra and the Danish Radio Big Band as well as tributes written in memory of the master by other celebrated composers.
From “Shiny stockings” to “Big dipper” and “A child is born”, expect to hear all the classics as well as some obscure gems!
I really enjoyed your gig at the Hampton Hub last night. I have been a TJ-ML Orchestra enthusiast for many years and it was a real thrill to experience Thad Jones’ compositions and arrangements played live by such a talented and enthusiastic band.
Please add my name to your email list. Dave D.