Support: Smudge Big Band (6.30pm)
Dave Hassell percussion
Andy Scott saxophone
Join us for a red hot evening of Latin American Big Band Jazz (phew!) Tonight, the RNCM Big Band lets loose with the music of some stellar Latin and jazz greats – Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Michel Camilo, Wayne Shorter and our very own Andy Scott.
And to crank up the Latin influence even further, we welcome Dave Hassell to the party. A leading light on the UK Latin American music scene, Dave leads his own Latin band, Apitos, he’s a regular at the RNCM Day of Percussion and he has played with an incredible array of musicians, including Dr John, Clarke Terry, Art Farmer and Charles McPherson, to name but a few…
Support is provided by Smudge Big Band (on stage at 6.30pm), a 20-piece ensemble who are Manchester’s one and only all-women big band, made up entirely of RNCM students.