SOLD OUT - The Royal College of Music Big Band with Peter Beets +support Royal College Of Music Jazz Quartet

Monday 30th September 2019
Date: Monday 30th September Ticket Prices: £30.00 - £47.50
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Date:

Monday 30th September 2019

Doors open time

First House
18:00

Ticket Prices:

£30.00 - £47.50

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The Royal College of Music Big Band with Peter Beets +support Royal College Of Music Jazz Quartet

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Emanating from the ranks of the esteemed ROYAL COLLEGE BIG BAND directed by MARK ARMSTRONG, are some of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming musicians who perform the music of two legendary composers combining jazz, blues and classical music as arranged by the star soloist: the irresistibly swinging and much acclaimed jazz pianist PETER BEETS!

CHOPIN MEETS THE BLUES and CELEBRATING GERSHWIN

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The RCM Big Band performs regularly throughout the year at the RCM and external venues such as the Bull’s Head, Barnes; Jazz Café POSK, Hammersmith; and the Royal Festival Hall. Notable concerts include annual performances at the RCM Festival of Percussion with guests such as Jojo Mayer, Gavin Harrison and Dave Weckl.

ABOUT PETER BEETS

As one of the most sought-after jazz artists of our time, PETER BEETS has attracted a devoted international audience, performing regularly at major jazz festivals and venues throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. He has shared the stage with jazz greats such as Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, “Toots” Thielemans, Elvin Jones, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Benny Golson and Kurt Rosenwinkel. One of his earliest recordings, "First Date" (1996), featured the great Jeff Hamilton on drums. In 2001 the Criss Cross label invited Peter for a series of CDs with his "New York Trio", inviting artists like Willie Jones III, Larry Grenadier and Greg Hutchinson, earning him international acclaim.

From birth, Peter was surrounded by music: Classical from his mother who is a music pedagogue, and Jazz from his father who instilled in his son his own great love of Oscar Peterson and Art Blakey. His brothers Marius (1966) and Alexander (1968) also became professional musicians, double bass and tenor saxophone respectively. Since 1985, the brothers have performed together as “The Beets Brothers”.

In 1988 Peter was awarded the prestigious Pall Mall Swing Award, and a year later the Princess Christina Award. In 1998 he completed his conservatory studies, winning the Prix Martial Solal in Paris. In the same year, he became the featured pianist with "The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw”. The following year, he produced a live recording with jazz legend Curtis Fuller and was also awarded the Concours de Solistes de Jazz in Monaco.

In 2010 Peter was awarded an Edison (Dutch equivalent of the Grammy) for the album "Blues for the Date", with his original compositions, accompanied by "The Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw". In the same year, he returned to New York to record his 5th album for Criss Cross, “Chopin meets the Blues”, featuring Peter's original jazz arrangements of many of the composer's most celebrated works. In 2013, Peter recorded his long-awaited tribute album to one of his biggest idols, Oscar Peterson, entitled, "Portrait of Peterson." The recording was nominated for an Edison Prize, as was a 2015 recording featuring live performances of his Chopin arrangements. Later that year, he began touring with newly-orchestrated arrangements for full-size big band, "Chopin Meets the Blues Goes Big!" Currently Peter performs with an all-star group featuring jazz pioneers Han Bennink and Ruud Jacobs, alongside altosaxofonist Benjamin Herman.

Recently Peter Beets produced a brand-new trio recording with bassist Tom Baldwin and drummer Eric Kennedy, called ‘Our Love Is Here to Stay, Gershwin reimagined’.

Line-up:

PETER BEETS Piano

 

MARK ARMSTRONG Director/Conductor

STEPHANIE FRANKLAND alt1

SHANNON ASPLEN alt2

JOE MACKLEY ten1

SIMONE GEDA ten2

ASH BRAND bari

RUBY BARBER trumpet

UCHEENA COHEN-SHAH trumpet

CALUM BLAIR trumpet

THOMAS FOUNTAIN trumpet

DUNCAN HUGHES trumpet

WILL ROBERTS 1 trombone

Dominic Clarke 2 trombone

HENRY NEWTON 3 trombone

Thomas Williams btbn

DAN LAURIE bass

LEWIS DUNSMORE guitar

DAMON OLIVER tenor sax

TOBY MORGAN guitar

JOHNNY WICKHAM bass

ALEX TEMPLE-HEALD drums

 

PETER BEETS Piano
MARK ARMSTRONG Director/Conductor
STEPHANIE FRANKLAND alt1
SHANNON ASPLEN alt2
JOE MACKLEY ten1
SIMONE GEDA ten2
ASH BRAND bari
RUBY BARBER trumpet
UCHEENA COHEN-SHAH trumpet
CALUM BLAIR trumpet
THOMAS FOUNTAIN trumpet
DUNCAN HUGHES trumpet
WILL ROBERTS 1 trombone
Dominic Clarke 2 trombone
HENRY NEWTON 3 trombone
Thomas Williams btbn
DAN LAURIE bass
LEWIS DUNSMORE guitar
DAMON OLIVER tenor sax
TOBY MORGAN guitar
JOHNNY WICKHAM bass
ALEX TEMPLE-HEALD drums

 

 

 

Supporting Artist/Band

+support Royal College Of Music Jazz Quartet

RCM JAZZ QUARTET feat DAMON OLIVER tenor sax, TOBY MORGAN guitar, JONNY WICKHAM bass & ALEX TEMPLE-HEALD drums


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Date: Monday 30th September Ticket Prices: £30.00 - £47.50
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