Sunday 9 February at 4PM LJO Vortex Sessions featuring Henry Lowther
On Sunday 9 February at 4PM the LJO features trumpet legend and composer Henry Lowther as it continues its Second Sunday Series concerts.
As usual, all the great LJO soloists including saxophonists Martin Speake, Pete Hurt and Mick Foster, trumpets Lowther and Noel Langley, pianist Alcyona Mick, and drummer Paul Clarvis will be on hand, with a few terrific guests including London Philharmonic Orchestra bass trombonist Dave Stewart alongside up-and-coming young stars. US/UK singer/composer/trombonist Scott Stroman directs.
Welcome Stuart! Following the retirement of one of London's finest guitarists, Phil Lee last season, guitarist and violinist Stuart Hall becomes the latest unique voice to join the band. The LJO has always gone for team players who have original voices, and Stuart certainly fits the bill. He's a fantastic musician with a kind heart and a "well developed" sense of humour!
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