To celebrate UNESCO International Jazz Day (an initiative led by Herbie Hancock), the Human Revolution Orchestra – a big band formed specially for the occasion – will be playing at Kings Place on April 30th, presented by SGI-UK. The organizers have just confirmed that Bennie Maupin (much more about him here) will be a guest.
The big band features some very special guests including UK vocalists Lianne Carroll and Randolph Matthews, US pianist Marc Carey, and US composer/multi reed player Bennie Maupin. The band will play American big band classics and feature guest compositions and arrangements by Pete Long, Paul Hart, and Marc Carey, along with a set of pieces by Bennie Maupin for strings and big band, which are having their UK première.
This follows a very successful first event held by SGI-UK in Brixton last year which we previewed.
The Human Revolution Orchestra is:
Trumpets: Noel Langley, Yazz Ahmed, John Eacott, Sean Corby
Saxophones: Tony Kofi, Christian Brewer, Martin Speake, Nadim Teimoori, Dai Pritchard, Gemma Moore
Trombones: Richard Edwards, Harry Brown, Ed Rieband, Jon Enright
Piano: Simon Purcell
Bass: Larry Bartley
Drums: Rod Young and Cosimo Keita Cadore
Percussion: Neville Murray, Dave Pattman and Graeme Evelyn
Guitar: Carl Orr
SGI UK Strings
Special Guests: BennieMaupin, Marc Cary, Lianne Carroll and Randolph Matthews More information and tickets HERE
Bennie Maupin is an amazing musician. We say that a lot, probably more than we should, but in this case it's absolutely the bare minimum comment.