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EFG London Jazz Festival: Miles Davis Symphonic

November 18 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

| £15 - £25

EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL
MILES DAVIS SYMPHONIC: KIND OF BLUE
CADOGAN HALL, LONDON

Guy Barker Miles Symphonic: Kind of Blue

Guy Barker leader
The Guy Barker Jazz Orchestra
Southbank Sinfonia

Miles Davis made many stand-out records in his long career.  1959’s Kind of Blue is arguably his finest – a masterly blend of small band composition and jazz improvisation of the very highest order, it stands today as the biggest selling – and perhaps best-loved – jazz recording of the post-war era.  Guy Barker’s fascination with Miles’ music is transformed into a very personal insight into the emotional depth of Miles’ original recording, re-created for orchestra and big band by an artist with a rare command of large-scale instrumental resources – and whose ability to combine orchestral sweep with swing, and the contributions of the big band’s string of fine soloists, is unparalleled.

Southbank Sinfonia teams up once again with The Guy Barker Jazz Orchestra, packed with some of the most distinctive soloists in UK and European jazz.

No stranger to EFG London Jazz Festival audiences from a decade of presiding over the Festival’s opening night gala, Jazz Voice, Guy Barker’s career has encompassed work with the likes of Paloma Faith, Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Sting, Alison Balsom, Anthony Minghella and countless others across a vast array of genres – and he has carved a niche as one of the most inventive and respected jazz composer/arrangers on the planet.  He is also a terrific trumpeter.

Tickets £15 – £25 | EFG London Jazz Festival

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Details

Date:
November 18
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
£15 - £25

Venue

Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ United Kingdom
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