Imperial College Big Band

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Last Show: Sunday 11 th November 2018

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Imperial College Big Band is the official big band of Imperial College London, featuring a team of scientists, medics and engineers who regularly perform top quality jazz in and around the capital. Frequently guest directed by some of the UK’s leading jazz musicians, the band has a setlist for every occasion including everything from contemporary fusion to fully-fledged Latin numbers and classic big band swing. In recent years, IC Big Band are proud to have won a platinum award at the National Concert Band Festival, as well as having toured to Barcelona, Krakow and Bucharest.

The official big band of Imperial College London, IC Big Band regularly performs top quality jazz in and around the capital. The band consists of scientists, engineers and medics at Imperial College London with a passion for jazz, and has gained an excellent reputation that grows year on year. The band has a professional conductor who oversees each rehearsal and maintains a high standard of playing. This approach has led to recognition in competitions, most recently at the National Concert Band Festival in 2017 where the band won a platinum award. As well as numerous balls, parties and other events on the Imperial campus, the band plays at private functions, weddings, corporate events and many more. We also enjoy a good relationship with other university jazz bands, frequently collaborating for gigs in London and further afield. Our setlist is ever-changing, diversifying, and expanding. From classic big band swing, to latin jazz, to contemporary fusion, the sets cover a large range of jazz styles, featuring singers and even showcasing some arrangements by band members. Each year of hard work and gigging is capped off with a celebratory tour to another country taking the form of a combination of concerts and relaxation; recent destinations include Barcelona, Krakow and even a 9 city UK-wide road trip.

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