Sunday 8 December at 4PM LJO Vortex Sessions
The LJO's Second Sunday Series features another chance to hear the great new music by John Warren, Pete Hurt, and Scott Stroman premiered at our sold-out London Jazz Festival concert. Hurt's composition Sabotage may be the best yet of the dozens he's produced for the LJO, and the audience gave it a huge ovation as it finished the Jazz Festival gig. Legendary Canadian composer and LJO inspiration John Warren travelled from Yorkshire to hear the LJO premiere his superb new piece Cragside, to add to Isthmus which he wrote for us in 2011.
As usual, all the great LJO soloists including trumpeter Henry Lowther, saxophonist Martin Speake, pianist Alcyona Mick and bass player Alec Dankworth will be on hand, directed by Scott Stroman.
Welcome Stuart! Following the retirement of 20-year member and iconic guitarist Phil Lee last season, many great guitarists have guested with the LJO. Stuart Hall, who has played with us since September, has now agreed to join the band as its permanent guitarist.
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