“I’ve been very lucky to have sung with some of the finest musicians and I mean this from the bottom of my heart, you are some of the finest musicians, you really are just wonderful. I do appreciate the call and thank you very much for asking me to sing with you, it’s a great pleasure”
Jeff Hooper, Internationally acclaimed vocalist
London Jazz Festival Debut
Sunday 16th November 2014
A full-house at the Spice of Life saw the London City Big Band make their London Jazz Festival debut. A one-off afternoon of contemporary big band music saw the band perform charts composed and arranged by the late Kenny Wheeler, Maria Schneider, Stan Sulzmann, Mick Foster and Thad Jones, as well as original arrangements from trumpet player Miguel Gorodi and bandleader Barney Lowe. It was a great pleasue to have trumpet player and Head of Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music, Nick Smart, feature as guest solist for the afternoon.
11th October 2014
Coronation Street star Cath Tyldesley mentions the London City Big Band's performance at Ronnie Scott's in an interview with The Mirror.
Jazzwise Review of Ronnie Scott's Debut
30th September 2014
A review of the band's two sell-out shows on 27th Septwmbwe 2014 has been published in leading jazz magazine, Jazzwise. A great piece, with thanks to Ian Maund.