14 dicembre 2019

Speciale concerto dei Westbrook con la Uncommon Orchestra domani sera al Grand Hotel di Torquay (Regno Unito), con uno speciale programma - e una speciale formazione - studiato per trarre forza, luce e speranza dalle tradizioni e dalle innovazioni del jazz quasi in consonanza con le celebrazioni di stagione, e certo in contrasto con il buissimo momento del post-elezioni: A Cool Christmas. "Westbrook classics, Panto music, Blues, Bebop, Carols, Ellington, Basie, Rossini, William Blake, John Clare, Gustav Holst, and a special treat for lovers of Sicilian Folk Music..."

Mike Westbrook and his 22-piece Uncommon Orchestra present a unique Christmas entertainment – a seasonal mix of blues, panto music, bebop, jazz carols, cutting-edge originals and well-loved big band classics by Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Following a sell-out performance at Ronnie Scott’s earlier in the year and a triumphant Jazz on a Summer’s Afternoon at the Town Hall in August, Mike Westbrook and his Uncommon Orchestra are back in Torquay at its famous Grand Hotel with A Cool Christmas. Mike grew up in Torquay and took his first musical steps there before going on to an international career as composer, bandleader and recording artist. His Uncommon Orchestra with its stunning array of soloists and vocalists and brilliant ensemble work is described in Jazz Wise magazine as “ambitious, unapologetic and uncategorisable”.