Published on March 21st, 2018 | by Liam McMahon

‘A Journey with the Giants of Jazz’ to be performed at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall London

The Jazz Ticket London is set to open at Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Front Room at 4pm on Sunday 29 April with performers from last year’s nationwide music education and concert tour programme.

Entry is FREE – Find out more on the Southbank Centre website here.

Young musicians from Manchester, Humberside, Southampton, Luton, Brighton and Loughborough will show what they have achieved since their experience of the Jazz Ticket and will participate once again in celebrating the music of the six centenary Giants of Jazz; Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, Thelonious Monk, Tadd Dameron and Buddy Rich.

The event continues at 6pm with The London Jazz Ticket concert featuring local London schools taking part for the first time, followed by Tomorrow’s Warriors flagship professional ensemble the Nu Civilisation Orchestra presenting a spectacular Finale concert – featuring some of the finest jazz musicians of the moment, playing pieces by the Jazz greats as well as New Music Biennial commission from Turner Sims, ‘A Journey with the Giants of Jazz’ by Peter Edwards. Special guest on the night will be Soweto Kinch.

You can download ‘Journey with the Giants of Jazz’ from NMC Recordings here.

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