Mike Westbrook and the Uncommon Orchestra Rossini Re-Loaded
Monday 12th June 2023 – Tuesday 13th June 2023
Regarded as one of UK’s greatest living jazz composers, Mike Westbrook brings his acclaimed ‘Big Band Rossini’ project back to life at the club where it was performed triumphantly 30 years ago.
Line-up: Saxophones: CHRIS BISCOE, PETER WHYMAN, SARAH DEAN, ALAN WAKEMAN, IAN WELLENS; Trumpets: GRAHAM RUSSELL, ROBIN PENGILLY, ANDY HAGUE, SAM MASSEY; Trombones: JOE CARNELL, SAM CHAMBERLAIN-KEEN, STEWART STUNELL, ASHLEY NAYLER; KAREN STREET accordion; FRANK SCHAEFER cello; MARCUS VERGETTE bass; COACH YORK drums; KATE WESTBROOK voice; MIKE WESTBROOK piano and BENJAMIN COTTRELL conductor
Mike Westbrook leads his 20-piece Uncommon Orchestra in this internationally acclaimed jazz classic. Originally commissioned by the NDR Band in Hamburg in 1990 and subsequently toured by the Mike Westbrook Orchestra, Big Band Rossini has been played at Festivals all over Europe, and performed with big bands in Scandinavia, Canada and Australia. It was the first jazz work ever to be featured in the BBC Proms in 1993.