Sunday 3rd March 2019
£60.00 - £70.00
DONCASTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Formed in 1973 by John Ellis MBE, 40 years later the Doncaster Youth Jazz Association remains the bench mark of youth music excellence.
You’ll see former players in all the famous jazz venues, in Jools Holland’s band, the BBC Big Band, playing bass for Faithless, or that tall one from Groove Armada...
But aside from all the professionals, there are thousands of young musicians who’ve been taken on tour to the USA, France, Germany, Russia, Poland... who’ve played year after year at the Albert Hall, the Festival Hall, from the foyer of the UN to the jazz clubs of New Orleans. Youngsters above all who, against all odds, have had the chance to be brilliant at what they do.
Please join us on March 3rd at Ronnie Scott’s to raise money for this remarkable organisation that, despite everything it has achieved, still relies entirely on donations to continue its work.
Groove Armada are established as one of the planet's best-loved and biggest selling dance acts. As comfortable on the big stages as they are in sweat soaked basements.
Andy Cato and Tom Findlay met in London in the mid 90’s. Groove Armada started as a series of nights across London. It was to promote these nights that they started releasing 12’s for East London pioneer 'Tummy Touch'.
An album made in a week, 'Northern Star', included the downbeat anthem 'At the River'. From that came major label recognition. 'Vertigo' their first album on Jive sold over a million copies and five albums followed on SONY and BMG garnering Grammy and Brit Nominations and sold out gigs from Sydney to Moscow.
A pioneering combination of performance and electronics, the GA live show evolved into one of the very best in dance music.
Tell us what you think of Groove Armada DJ Set exclusive + Doncaster Jazz Orchestra: Big Band Dance classics below..