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THURSDAY 21st May – MATT ROBERTS BIGGISH BAND

Young trumpeter and composer who has garnered acclaim through his big band appearances at previous LJFs. This year he debuts his leaner version of the big band featuring such jazz luminaries as tenor saxophonist JOSH ARCOLEO and trombonist TREVOR MIRES plus young lions such as trumpeter REUBEN FOWLER and saxophonist LEO RICHARDSON. This exciting new largish ensemble performs arrangements of his favourite jazz compositions. Expect arrangements of Ellington, Gil Evans, Wayne Shorter and Dave Holland, as well as one or two originals. Trumpets: GEORGE HOGG, REUBEN FOWLER, MATT ROBERTS; trombones: TREVOR MIRES, ROBBIE HARVEY, ROSS BRENAN; saxes: TOMMY LAWRENCE, SI MARSH, JOSH ARCOLEO, LEO RICHARDSON; piano: MATT ROBINSON, bass: ANDY ROBB & drums: DAVE HAMBLETT http://www.mattrobertsmusic.co.uk Doors open: 6pm, Music 8-11pm £10/£8 MU, student/advance http://www.wegottickets.com/event/313499

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