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Porgy and Bess

4 March 2016

Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Octagon, Queen's Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS

QMUL Blues Band
QMUL Unite
QMUL Big Band, directed by Toby Nelms with guest soloist Tom Griffiths (trumpet)

As a culmination of our Jazz Day, three outstanding QMUL ensembles share the stage to bring to life a range of jazz music, encompassing blues and gospel.  The programme culminates in a rare live performance of Gil Evans’ masterly arrangement of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

Miles Davis and Gil Evans made their celebrated and seminal recording of George Gershwin’s classic ‘Porgy and Bess’ in 1958.  Released on Columbia Records the following year it was Davis and Evans second collaboration, and it immediately established itself as one of the most important documents in jazz history.  QMUL Big Band bring this great score to life in a rare performance.  They are joined by the brilliant young jazz trumpeter Tom Griffiths who recreates Miles Davis original solos.

Music at QMUL is grateful for the support of the Westfield Fund for helping make this event possible.

Ticket Prices: £6 (FULL), £2.50 (STUDENTS)

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