EFG London Jazz Festival 2021

Gareth Lockrane Big Band Return

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Making their debut in the 2008 London Jazz Festival and since then becoming a regular fixture on the London and UK live music scenes, the Gareth Lockrane Big Band is a natural evolution from Gareth's small groups, Grooveyard and his septet, and a fiery and unruly animal in it's own right. The band plays Gareth’s compositions which draw on contemporary jazz, funk , gospel, classical and cinematic influences, blending heavy grooves and luscious orchestrations to unique and spectacular effect. Key inspirations to Gareth’s writing include Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, Bheki Mseleku, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Thad Jones, Kenny Wheeler, Bernard Herrmann, Oliver Nelson, Don Sebesky, Bob Brookmeyer, Basie, Ellington, Mingus and many others - all the greats!

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“...Lockrane is the next best thing and the most exciting and inventive instrumentalist in the country.”

Jack Massarick (London Evening Standard)

Book tickets for Gareth Lockrane Big Band Return

Gareth Lockrane (flutes/tunes); Andy Schofield, Mike Chillingworth, Graeme Blevins, Josephine Davies, Tom Smith (saxes) Tom Walsh, Steve Fishwick, Andy Greenwood, Henry Collins (trumpets) Tom White, Olli Martin, Harry Maund, Richard Henry (trombones) Ross Stanley (piano) Ryan Trebilcock (bass) Ian Thomas (drums)

Band Lineup

Gareth Lockrane (flutes/tunes); Andy Schofield, Mike Chillingworth, Graeme Blevins, Josephine Davies, Tom Smith (saxes) Tom Walsh, Steve Fishwick, Andy Greenwood, Henry Collins (trumpets) Tom White, Olli Martin, Harry Maund, Richard Henry (trombones) Ross Stanley (piano) Ryan Trebilcock (bass) Ian Thomas (drums)