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.
- 2 Crooners & An Age Gap July 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Oakham LE15, UK
- City Of Birmingham Brass Band July 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form CollegenBelgrave Road, Birmingham, B12 9FF, England Proms concert 2018, including Vocalease choir with Laura Godwin.
- Handsworth Community Choir July 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm St Mary's Parish Church, Handsworth, Hamstead Road, Birmingham B20 2RW, UK Performance for Birchfield Jazz Festival
- City of Birmingham Brass Band July 29, 2018 at 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Stratford-upon-Avon CV37, UK
- Handsworth Community Choir August 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Simmer Down Festival, Handsworth Park, Birmingham