Friday, 8 January 2016
Gig Preview: Mingus Big Band in Leeds, January 23rd 2016
Howard Assembly Room in Leeds is starting 2016 with a bang with an exclusive performance by the Mingus Big Band ahead of its 12 show residency at Ronnie Scotts.
The band, led by the bassist's widow Sue Mingus, has a huge international reputation with performance schedules that span Europe and the US, 10 albums and 7 Grammy nominations. The personnel has read like a who's who in jazz over the years with people like Randy Brecker, Seamus Blake, Dave Kikoski, Conrad Herwig and Jeff 'Tain' Watts occupying chairs.
the band...has a huge repertoire, ferocious wildness mixed with pin point precision and ultimate lyricism.
This is a gig that's sure to sell out so audiences are advised to book early through the Opera North website. Find out more about the band on their website.
Trumpets: Tatum Greenblatt, Philip Harper, Alex Norris
Saxophones: Abraham Burton, Wayne Escoffery, Mark Gross, Brandon Wright & Ronnie Cuber
Trombones: Chris Bates, Luis Bonilla, Earl McIntrye
Drums: Donald Edwards
Bass: Boris Kozlov
Piano: Theo Hill