Jazz from Brentwood 

13. 7. 2017 at 20:30
Bled Castle  - in case of rain the concert will be canceled

Brentwood School Big Band was founded in 1983 and has been steadily establishing its reputation at home and abroad giving regular Concerts in England and also across Europe. In 1998 the Big Band toured Prague with the Brentwood School Symphony Orchestra. Trips to Siena to take part in the Summer Music Festival along with visits to places such as Salzburg and Nuremburg over a number of years, have given our pupils many and varied opportunities to perform. Alongside the concert schedule, the Band has released a number of CDs showcasing the talent of students and these are available to buy during the interval.

Recently the Big Band has taken a new direction with its music, concentrating on recreating the iconic sound worlds of arrangers like Sammy Nestico and Dave Wolpe, the bands of Count Basie and Duke Ellington whilst also accompanying vocalists in the style of Sinatra and Fitzgerald.  Pupils have enjoyed developing their ensemble and listening skills in learning new repertoire, feeling the ‘groove’ and then using this to inform the way we ‘swing’!  Another key focus of the Big Band is that all should be encouraged to improvise and that this expressive language, central to the jazz idiom, is something to be enjoyed.

American Patrol – Glenn Miller
Cute – Neil Hefti
Summertime – George Gershwin
Fun Time/Groovin Easy – Count Basie
Caravan/ C Jam Blues – Duke Ellington
Night in Tunisia – Dizzy Gillispie
How do you like your eggs in the morning – Dean Martin
I’ve got you under my skin / I won’t dance/ The way you look tonight – Frank Sinatra
A Nightingale sang in Berkley Square - Frank Sinatra
Orange coloured sky/ The nearness of you – Ella Fitzgerald
Angel Eyes – Ella Fitzgerald
Stardust – Hogy Carmichael 
Critical Mass – Keith Jarvis
Birdland – Weather Report
Stormy Weather – Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler
Someone to Watch Over me – George Gershwin
Dicam of the Return – Pat Metheny
It’s My Life – Bon Jovi

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