South Coast Jazz Festival 2015 – Echoes Of Ellington Orchestra + The Mingus Underground Octet
Sunday 25th January 2015 -
- Peter Long’s Echoes Of Ellington Orchestra – Duke’s First 30 Years
- The Mingus Underground Octet Feat. Mark Bassey
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:
- FRIDAY 23RD JANUARY
- SATURDAY 24TH JANUARY
Jazz For Absolute Beginners With Kevin Le Gendre 3pm-4.30pm (£10)
Bobby Wellins & Geoff Simkins With The Gareth Williams Trio AND
Mark Edwards’ ‘Cloggz’ Feat. Julian Nicholas & Ben Sarfas 7.30pm (£20)
- SUNDAY 25TH JANUARY
Jack Kendon Band (Al Scott, Peter Adam Hill, George Trebar) 12.30pm (FREE – Ropetackle Foyer, Includes Jam Session)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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