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South Coast Jazz Festival 2015 – Echoes Of Ellington Orchestra + The Mingus Underground Octet

Sunday 25th January 2015 -

Pete Long Echoes Duke Ellington Orchestra Mingus Underground Octet South Coast Jazz Festival Shoreham Ropetackle
Pete Long Echoes Duke Ellington Orchestra Mingus Underground Octet South Coast Jazz Festival Shoreham Ropetackle

From a simple solo rag from 1914 to the ground-breaking fusion of symphonic form, into the lexicon of the jazz orchestra from the early 1940s, this concert demonstrates how the melodic genius of Ellington grew out of his roots as a stride piano ace to then form one of the most important bodies of work in the entire history of jazz. Bandleader Peter Long will narrate and illustrate this progression with the backup of the stellar group that is the Echoes Of Ellington. It will be a journey from the Soda Fountain in Washington D.C where it all started via the Cotton Club up to the height of the Swing Era on the hallowed boards of Carnegie Hall itself!

The Mingus Underground Octet is a new band put together to play the music of the great bassist and bandleader, Charles Mingus. The band comprises some of the best jazz players on the local and national scene, and aims to recreate the spirit and excitement of the great Mingus bands and recordings. The Mingus Underground Octet is: Mark Bassey (trombone), David Beebee (piano) Milo Fell (drums) Martijn van Galen (trumpet), Rob Leake (baritone sax), Sam Miles (tenor sax), Terry Pack (bass), and Andy Pickett (alto sax).


Other Festival Events:

Small Jazz Icon Jazz Vocal Celebration Featuring Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw & Joe Stilgoe 8pm, (£20)

Small Jazz Icon Jazz For Absolute Beginners With Kevin Le Gendre 3pm-4.30pm (£10)

Small Jazz Icon Bobby Wellins & Geoff Simkins With The Gareth Williams Trio AND
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Mark Edwards’ ‘Cloggz’ Feat. Julian Nicholas & Ben Sarfas 7.30pm (£20)

Small Jazz Icon Dreams Are Free (Film) With Gary Barber & Bobby Wellins 11am (£5)

Small Jazz Icon Jack Kendon Band (Al Scott, Peter Adam Hill, George Trebar) 12.30pm (FREE – Ropetackle Foyer, Includes Jam Session)


Visit Our Dedicated South Coast Jazz Festival 2015 Page

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Ropetackle Cafe Suppers Shoreham

We're serving delicious food before this event from 6pm! Mains cost £7, desserts £3, or the two-course meal for £9.50. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email lesleyskitchenltd@gmail.com. Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.

Main: Chilli, rice and tortillas / Vegetable chilli, rice and tortillas (v)

Dessert: Chocolate brownie and ice cream