Photo from Ronnie's Christmas Party for us at Leeds Irish Centre
Leeds Big Band legend Ronnie Bottomley is back at Seven Arts Chapel Allerton for another Christmas Special conducting his All-Star Jazz Orchestra - get there early for what will be a popular Christmas concert! Their music is founded firmly in the classic big band repertoire but also includes modern arrangements of Ronnie's creation.
Ronnie has known so many top musicians over so many years that he has an immense pool of musicians to call upon. His experience over 5 decades as a performer and educator has gained him respect of his and later generations and he is indefatigable in his composing and arranging which continues unabated.
Trumpets: Dale Gibson, Trevor Vincent, Ian Chalk, Gaz Smith
Trombones: Brian Archer, Kevin Holborough, Stuart Garside, Chris Hibbard (bass trombone)
Saxes: Rod Mason (baritone), Joel Purnell, Si Kaylor (tenors), Jim Corry, James Russell (altos)
Piano: Graham Hearn
Guitar: Derrick Harris
Bass: Adrian Knowles
Drums: Dave Walsh
“So the full-power, musical muscle pieces had their complement in quieter numbers—and for anyone unaccustomed to hearing a live big band at this level, the delicacy and precision of both the arrangements and the playing will have been a revelation." Jim Whitman
Support is Ronnie’s own trio with Ronnie on drums Adrian Knowles bass and Jason Scott piano 7.45-8.15pm
Ronnie Bottomleys’ All Star Jazz Orchestra Thursday evening 7 December @Seven Arts Doors 7.30pm £16/14 (NUS £5)