People People, keep this date open in your diaries – THURSDAY 21st NOVEMBER 2013.
After ten years (yes, ten years!) Jazz re:freshed has finally been included in the listings for the London Jazz Festival. And what are we going to do? we hear you ask… we are taking one of the most traditional forms of jazz and flipping it on its head.
The Jazz re:freshed ethos has always been to challenge the definitions in the media and popular press which define jazz music as an easy listening, stuck-in-the-past music form; whilst bringing the incredibly diverse, colourful, expressive and creative world that is jazz to the people – live, fun and affordable.
They continue to push the boundaries of jazz by presenting Grant Windsor’s Broken Big Band. Windsor takes on the traditional ‘big band’ by flipping it on its head with arrangements of electronic music, hip hop and original compositions; all this in a venue unfamiliar to the sight and sounds of the BIG BAND..
Grant Windsor is a pianist, composer, arranger, conductor and producer from Perth, Western Australia now residing in London.
He has worked alongside many great artists over the years such as:
Jose James, Clare Teal, Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum, Garou, Bilal, Sir Michael Parkinson, Ty, Plan B, Stephanie Mckay, Benji B, Emily King, Taylor Mcferrin, Matthew Herbert Big Band, Nailah Porter, Badmarsh and Shri, BBC Big Band, Sophie Solomon, Carole King, Pee Wee Ellis, Joe Bataan, Wretch 32, Russell Watson, Dionne Bromfield, Olly Murs, Pino Palladino, Femi Temowo, Marius De Vries, Lizz Wright and Jean Toussaint.
Grant has also conducted the BBC Big Band (UK), The West Australian Composer Ensemble (WAYJO), The Deviation String Ensemble (UK), and more recently the BBC2 Radio Leeds Big Band.
Recent collaborations as a writer/sideman include tracks for the new Jose James record No Beginning, No End on Blue Note records.
Here’s the important info…
EFG London Jazz Festival and Jazz re:freshed Present
GRANT WINDSOR’S BROKEN BIG BAND
Thursday 21st November 2013
Mau Mau Bar
265 Portobello Road
Doors open 8pm – 11.30pm
£8 in advance, more on the door
Get your tickets HERE
See you there!