20th August – I had a treat of playing with a fabulous jazz orchestra, The Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra. Formed in 1989 especially for the David Putnam movie Memphis Belle the orchestra has been maintained as a touring band by legendary bandleader Greg Francis ever since. I’ve played in a few jazz bands and big bands before but never in authentic wartime uniform. I enjoyed it! You can find out more about the orchestra through the website UK Music Productions and watch the band’s appearance on BBC television back in 2000 here – fabulous.
Welcome from Iain!
Pianist, accompanist, sometime composer and arranger, Yogi, cyclist, Swedish learner.
- The Nick Ross Orchestra September 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Potters Resort, 1 Coast Rd, Hopton, Great Yarmouth NR31 9BX, UK Sounds of The Glenn Miller Era
- City of Birmingham Brass Band - BARRA September 16, 2017 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Saint Martin in the Bullring, Edgbaston St, Birmingham B5 5BB, UK Birmingham Air Raids Remembrance Association service
- Jo Dwyer's Blossoming Singers September 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Mary Vale, Birmingham
- The Nick Ross Orchestra September 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Grantham, UK Sounds of The Glenn Miller Era
- Private engagement October 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nottingham, UK Solo piano