About this event:
- Jazz | Milton Court
- Event type:
- Booking required | In-person
- £15 (£8 concessions) + booking fee
- Milton Court Concert Hall
Guildhall Jazz Orchestra, with special guest vocalist Tommy Blaize, is proud to present the UK premiere performance of George Russell's seminal New York, N.Y. suite.
New York, N.Y. celebrates the vibrations of an international city and the power of jazz to bring together disparate influences and experiences into one joyous sound. Russell was forward-thinking and this collection of work presents his innovative new material alongside his deep-running roots in the 'standard' jazz repertoire. This is music expressing excited anticipation for the future, true innovation in the present, and humble reverence for the past.
Guildhall Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Scott Stroman, welcomes Tommy Blaize, lead singer of the BBC Strictly Come Dancing band, to perform the original words by Jon Hendricks.
The first half of the evening's performance will feature Guildhall Jazz Choir directed by Clare Wheeler and special guest vocalist, saxophonist and arranger, Darmon Meader. Recognised in both the jazz vocal and instrumental worlds, Darmon has achieved international recognition as the founder, musical director, chief arranger, composer, producer, saxophonist, and vocalist with New York Voices.
Programme & performers
George Russell New York, N.Y. (UK Premiere)
Guildhall Jazz Orchestra
Scott Stroman director
Tommy Blaize vocals
Guildhall Jazz Choir
Clare Wheeler director
Darmon Meader vocals
Milton Court, based across the road from our Silk Street building, provides the School with world-class performance and training spaces, including a state of the art concert hall, a lyric theatre, a studio theatre and several major rehearsal rooms.