In this special London Jazz Festival show, he brings his captivating collaboration with acclaimed pianist Zoe Rahman. Ensembles such as the RNCM Jazz Collective and Big Band provide opportunities to perform to public audiences throughout the year, with our Big Band regularly featuring distinguished guest artists. Recent vistors include pianists John Taylor, Gwilym Simcock, Alex Wilson, and Nikki Iles, guitarist Mike Walker, drummer Clark Tracey, trumpeter Ryan Quigley, and singers Clare Teal and Matt Ford.
Prime among them, Ella Fitzgerald could do almost anything with her flexible voice, perfect intonation and flawless diction. But here she duets with her one-time-lover Louis Jordan — who was himself one of the most accomplished interpreters of a song, as well as a pivotal figure in the launch of rhythm and blues with his jump-jive Tympany Five. A recent collaboration with MOBO award-winning ensemble Empirical, themselves Trinity Laban Jazz alumni, saw students and professionals … Read More