Steely Dan Big Band directed by Katie Patterson

(photo Dan Clark)

The Steely Dan Big Band plays the music of Steely Dan, arranged for instrumental 18-piece big band performing such hits as:
I Got the News
and much more!

Featuring the talents of:

Simon Read - Double & Electric Bass
Oliver Cadman - Keyboards
Aubin Vanns - Guitar
Katie Patterson - Drums
Gaz Smith - Trumpet
Kim Macari - Trumpet
Si Dennis - Trumpet
Ciaran Diston - Trumpet
Tom I'anson - Trombone
Harry Jones - Trombone
Pete Johnson - Trombone
Chris Dale - Trombone
John McKillup - Reeds
John Waugh - Reeds
Robin Porter - Reeds
Andrew Cox - Reeds
Russel Hendersonl - Baritone Sax

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The repertoire includes some exciting arrangements by American arranger, Fred Sturm. The band is assembled from current LCM students and alumni, and and friends. The SDBB breaks down the boundaries of conventional big band writing and takes inspiration from rock and pop idioms without sacrificing the foundation of jazz. The lineup includes Fender Rhodes, Marimba, Vibraphone and an electric rhythm section.


Katie Patterson won the Jazz Yorkshire Young Musician of the year award in 2012. Her real passion lies with jazz fusion. She's drawn to it because of the versatility required from all the musicians. "It takes all the best of jazz, the harmonies and melodies and puts it over rock and funk feels" she says. Her drumming is getting noticed too...


 'Katie is a wonderfully accomplished drummer with a very broad style. Her natural musical feeling and understanding has already made her a highly popular first choice as the combination of strengths she posses is quite rare'.  Martin France


Expect to hear your favorite Dan tunes, with an exciting twist that only a big band can provide!


Steely Dan Big Band directed by Katie Patterson are at Seven Arts Leeds on Sunday 7 October 2012. Doors open 1pm, music 1.30-4pm £5/4 concessions, kids under 16 free families welcome