Kim Macari's Big Band play the music of Duncan Lamont

Kim Macari's Big Band play the music of Duncan Lamont - at Seven Sunday 20 May 1pm 


Altos - Andrew  Cox, Thomas Kleyn

Tenors - Riley Stone Lonergan, Rafael Karlen

Bari - Christine Andrews

Trumpets - Chris Caulfied, Ciaran Diston, Simon Dennis and Matt Parkinson

Trombones - Claire Colbran, Nick Burdett, Peter Johnson

Drums - Steve Hanley

Bass - Simon Read

Piano - Greg Vincent

Guitar - Michael De Souza


Trumpet player and bandleader Kim Macari returns with her big band following her highly successful performance last year that paid homage to her fellow Scot - composer and saxophonist Duncan Lamont.

"I met Duncan in 2006, when I played part of this suite with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland. Duncan came on tour with us and since then, he's become a friend and a wonderful supporter of my pursuits in music. I'm excited to have the chance to work with him again, and bring this music to a wider audience. Duncan is an incredibly talented composer and I think he's underrated here in the UK - more people should hear this music!"

"It's a pleasure for me, and I know the band will sound great. I'm really pleased Kim is doing the suite," says Lamont.

When Gil Evans in a magazine interview was asked who his favourite contemporary writer was, he quoted Duncan Lamont. Duncan was born in Greenock, Scotland. He played trumpet with Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists changed to tenor sax became a jazz studio player. Played with almost everyone in show business. He has worked (often as a featured soloist) with Henry Mancini, Robert Farnon, Benny Goodman, Gil Evans, Bill Holman, Nelson Riddle, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Count Basie, Fred Astaire, Benny Carter, Mel Torme, Paul McCartney, the list is endless.


His orchestral suites include the Young Person's Guide to the Jazz Orchestra, The Carnival of the Animals, Soho Suite (commissioned for The Soho Festival), Sherlock Holmes Suite commissioned for the festival of London with Sir Spike Milligan, Cinderella, Carmen, Buddy Rich Suite and many others. His most recent being Porgy and Bess with an all-star orchestra. Duncan has arranged and conducted for the B.B.C. for many years and has recorded as a soloist and an arranger with the Metropole Orchestra. His suite Beautiful Ireland for the Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra was performed at the Londonderry Jazz Festival. 


Seven Jazz has a good vibe, friendly people and a fun raffle with (of course!) seven prizes. Families are welcome.


The Kim Macari Big Band are at Seven on Sunday May 20th 2011, 1-4pm £5/£4 concessions kids under 16 free. The doors open at 1pm, music 1.30-4pm