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Sunday 13 April at 4PM         LJO Vortex Sessions

The London Jazz Orchestra continues their Second Sunday Series of up-close-and personal performances at the Vortex Club with a lineup of top London soloists including Noel Langley and Henry Lowther, trumpets, Alec Dankworth, bass, Stuart Hall, guitar, Martin Speake, Martin Hathaway, and Pete Hurt, saxophones, and many more. US/UK singer/composer/trombonist Scott Stroman directs with the usual panache.

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 

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         Mattias Eskilsson    Richard Henry

Piano                Alcyona Mick                                  Guitar       Stuart Hall    

Bass                  Alec Dankworth                             Drums       Paul Clarvis