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Sunday 14 December at 3.30 PM         Kenny Wheeler Celebration Concert

Kenny Wheeler, who died in September, was one of the world's most original and inspiring writers of modern big-band jazz, creating an instantly recognisable, rich, lyrical and uplifting sound. Ken was a founder member of the (new) London Jazz Orchestra when it was created in 1991, and his playing and writing have influenced several generations of composer-soloists that make up this uniquely ambitious and dedicated band.

For this special celebration, the LJO celebrate Ken with a full concert of his music featuring soloists Henry Lowther, Martin Speake, Alec Dankworth, Pete Hurt, Paul Clarvis, and many others. 

The LJO's recent gigs have been sell-outs, and the club has limited space, so please book in advance.

The LJO's Gil Evans' 100th anniversary Miles Ahead gig in May 2012, with Miles Evans and Henry Lowther, reviewed:

"This evening has been the best argument I have encountered for re-creating a classic performance. It took great music and made it even greater. This concert will affect how I listen to orchestral music for the rest of my life." 

 

Check out George Foster's London Jazz Blog review of our Miles Ahead concerts, recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast on Jazz Lineup on 17 June, on our Press page.

 

Listen to the LJO: Recorded live from the club by Dill Katz, as well as tracks from our other recordings and projects, on our Listen to the LJO page.

 

The London Jazz Orchestra             Director    Scott Stroman              

                                                                                 Manager    Noel Langley 

Saxes/Winds    Martin Speake   Martin Hathaway   Pete Hurt   Josephine Davies   Mick Foster 

Trumpets          Noel Langley     Henry Lowther      Robbie Robson       Steve Jones

Trombones       Trevor Mires      Pete Beachill         Patrick Hayes         Richard Henry

Piano                Alcyona Mick                                  Guitar       Stuart Hall    

Bass                  Alec Dankworth                             Drums       Paul Clarvis