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  Guildhall Theatre | Derby

  Derby Jazz

  18th March 2017 8:00pm

  Children under 16 with a paying adult £0.00

  Standard £16.00

  Box Office Closed

Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra

Julian Siegel sets out on a new stage in his career with this new nineteen piece, all-star jazz orchestra. The music the Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra will play on its first UK Tour will feature Julian's new music for Jazz Orchestra, from re-imaginings and expansions of Julian's music for small band to a new piece commissioned by Derby Jazz specially for this tour. 'Tales from the Jacquard' draws inspiration from the lacemaking process and the Jacquard cards, which controlled the lace knitting machines. (Julian's parents and family ran a lace manufacturing business in Nottingham's lace market for 50 years). On this initial tour JSJO will play six concerts; Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln, Leicester, Birmingham and London. The Nottingham concert is being recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Known internationally for his outstanding small group jazz with Partisans and his own quartet Julian has also played with many of the world’s leading Jazz Orchestras. For years he dreamed of having an orchestra of his own. He’d even written music for it and knew who would be in it. Now the dream is made real with new music and a tour commissioned by Derby Jazz with support from Arts Council England. This project began to be more than Julian's dream when Derby Jazz suggested they'd like to commission him to write some music for them, probably something for his outstanding quartet. Julian said what he really wanted to do was write for and tour a full jazz orchestra. Geoff Wright at Derby Jazz knew that Julian had been working with great big bands and jazz orchestras for years and that he'd already composed some outstanding pieces for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Geoff also knew that a project on this scale - nineteen top flight musicians, rehearsals, six shows and hotels not to mention flights for the great German trumpet player Claus Stotter - would not be cheap so Geoff started working on a bid for a Grants for the Arts Award to Arts Council England. The bid took months to prepare and submit and was awarded in full in September 2016.


  Oli Hayhurst Bass

  Trevor Mires Trombone

  Gene Calderazzo Drums

  Gemma Moore Baritone Sax

  Julian Siegel Saxophones & Clarinet

  Tori Freestone Tenor Sax

  Liam Noble Piano

  Nick Smart Conductor

  Henry Lowther Trumpet

  Percy Pursglove Trumpet

  Tom Walsh Trumpet

  Claus Stotter Trumpet

  Mark Nightingale Trombone

  Harry Brown Trombone

  Mike Chillingworth Alto Sax

  Richard Henry Bass Trombone + Tuba

  Jason Yarde Alto + Soprano Sax

  Stan Sulzmann Tenor Sax

  Mike Outram Guitar



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