Miles to Motown
The Wakes, The Wakes, Theatre Square, Telford, West Midlands, TF2 6EP
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Join us for some great music classics given a modern jazz/big band sound. The set will include an eclectic mix of material from Miles Davis to Stevie Wonder and beyond, especially arranged for Big Band sound.
Its going to be a great night with so many young local musicians entertaining us from Shrewsbury School Big Band.
Ticket price will be £5 per person with 50% of the ticket value going to Severn Hospice and the other 50% to buy new tools and bits and bobs to assist the Telford Repair Cafe. So whilst you have a great evening you will be assisting the community at the same-time.
This will be a very intimate evening of jazz and so tickets will be limited. You can purchase either by calling in at Forge or via ticket sellers
Shrewsbury School is a leading UK independent school which has a strong musical reputation; the Shrewsbury School Big Band has been a major ensemble at the school for many decades, originally a student led ensemble but now directed by Assistant Director of Music, Maria McKenzie. The students' enthusiasm is electric and this comes out in the energy levels in their playing.
The band averages 20 players, including a full complement of saxes, trumpets and trombones and rhythm section, we are also fortunate to have a number of excellent singers' keen to join us which provides variety. The band have been recognised nationally, having been awarded a prestigious Gold award at the National Concert Band Festival on the back of performances at the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, closer to home, the band regularly perform as part of the Shrewsbury School Arts and Music Series and have performed as part of the Saturday Jazz at the Wightman and the Edge Arts Centre.
Licensed bar, coffee counter and light snacks available on the evening.