NEWS: BBC Proms Season Announced (Quincy Jones, Jamie Cullum, Kamasi Washington, NYJOS and John Wilson Orchestra/Gershwin)

Official BBC Proms 2016 photo
Bryn Terfel, Katie Derham, Mirga / new CBSO conductor, Leonard Eischenbroich

The BBC Proms has just announced its full programme. There are six Proms this year with jazz connections, more than in recent years, as listed below, with links to fuller descriptions. There are seven if one includes Steve Reich in a Car Park in Peckham on 3 Sep….


Prom 28: National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland
22:15 Friday 5 Aug 2016

Iain Ballamy saxophone
Liane Carroll piano/vocals
National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland
Malcolm Edmonstone piano
Andrew Bain conductor

Prom 36: Jamie Cullum Prom
22:15 Thursday 11 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Jamie Cullum piano/vocals
The Roundhouse Choir
The Heritage Orchestra
Jules Buckley conductor

Prom 38: The John Wilson Orchestra performs Gershwin
19:00 Saturday 13 Aug 2016

Prom 49: Quincy Jones Prom
19:30 Monday 22 Aug 2016

Quincy Jones
Richard Bona voice/bass guitar
Jacob Collier voice/piano/synth
James Morrison trumpet
Alfredo Rodríguez piano
Metropole Orkest
Jules Buckley conductor

Prom 52: São Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra 

22:15 Wednesday 24 Aug 2016

São Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop conductor

Prom 61: Late Night with Kamasi Washington
22:15 Tuesday 30 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Kamasi Washington saxophone
City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (strings)
Jules Buckley conductor


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