Academy Big Band

Tuesday, 16.01.2018 19:30, Duke’s Hall

Tickets: £10 (concessions £8) from the Academy’s Box Office.

Nick Smart director
Dave Douglas trumpet
Evan Parker saxophone

The Academy is pleased to welcome back its inaugural International Jazz Artist in Residence, trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas, joined by one of the godfathers of European improvised music, saxophonist Evan Parker. 

Dave Douglas is one of the most influential jazz musicians in the world today. Since 1993 he has released more than 50 recordings and created a composition catalogue that exceeds 400 works. His unique contributions to improvised music have garnered distinguished recognition, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Aaron Copland Award and, most recently, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Jazz NEXT grant and Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music.

This performance is the culmination of a three-day residency working with students at the Academy. The concert focuses on some of Douglas’s large ensemble music, interspersed with smaller group interludes, and features the UK premiere of Eight Elements of Change.

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