Hot Orange Big Band

including tribute to Michael Brecker

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Last Show: Sunday 9 th April 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Following their exciting PizzaExpress debut performance last July, showcasing Los Angeles guitarist Richard Smith, the 18-piece London-based Hot Orange big band now return with their high-voltage mix of Funk, Latin, Jazz, and Fusion. Expect the coolest funky grooves, sizzling Latin-brass shouts, plus catchy original compositions, all expertly delivered by a band packed with standout soloists. 2017 marks a decade since the passing of influential USA saxophonist/composer and jazz-fusion pioneer Michael Brecker; today’s set will include a special celebration of the Brecker legacy.

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"numbers that allow intricate arrangements to shine with punchy ensemble playing"

London Jazz News

Now celebrating its twentieth year on the London Jazz scene, Hot Orange big band has established an enviable reputation for top class performances of modern jazz orchestra repertoire, mixing Jazz, Fusion, Funk, and Latin genres. Co-lead by USA vibraphonist Dave Hammer and (Loose Tubes) trombonist Richard Pywell, Hot Orange has performed at Soho’s Jazz-On-The-Streets Festival, at the 606 Club (Chelsea), the More London Festival (The Scoop), The Forge (Camden), the Victoria & Albert Museum, Hideaway club (Streatham), The Vortex (Stoke Newington/Dalston), plus the Ealing Jazz Festival.  

Guest Artists performing with Hot Orange include international vocalist Nina Ferro, distinguished pianist/composer/broadcaster Julian Joseph, Latin Percussion legend Roberto Pla, and the leading Los Angeles-based guitarist Richard Smith.