Academy Big Band at the EFG London Jazz Festival

Sunday, 19.11.2017 16:00, Duke’s Hall

Tickets: £7.50 (concessions £5.50) from the Academy’s Box Office: online from Wednesday 19 July, tel 020 7873 7300 from Monday 4 September

Pete Churchill director

As part of the Academy’s Jazz @ 30 celebrations, the Academy Big Band presents the music of our internationally regarded Professor of Jazz Composition, Pete Churchill, whose career as a pianist, composer and educator spans almost thirty-five years at the highest levels of the jazz scene and conservatoire education. Pete has taught a staggering proportion of the leading names in jazz over several of the previous generations and his generosity as a teacher and musical breadth as a composer are legendary. Alongside a brand new suite commissioned for this evening, there will be a sample of his early writing for such contemporary jazz orchestras as the BBC Big Band. The London Vocal Project, which has been directed by Pete since it was formed ten years ago, will join the celebrations.