Jim Rattigan's 'When'

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Last Show: Saturday 8 th January 2022

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Jim Rattigan, eloquently inventive composer/arranger/bandleader brings together some of UK's finest players from both jazz and classical music. Idiomatic diversity and intuitive flexability combine to make this an afternoon to relish. Jim Rattigan on french horn will be joined by Ivo Neame on piano, Dave Whitford on double bass, James Maddren on drums with the Tear String Quartet. Playing music from the highly acclaimed new album 'When'.

“......a brilliant and versatile jazz soloist on French Horn and an interesting and questing composer / arranger.”

Penguin Rough Guide To Jazz

Jim Rattigan

Jim Rattigan has performed all over the world both as a jazz soloist and as a band member of various groups. These include the Michael Brecker Quindectet, Charlie Haden/Carla Bley Liberation Music Orchestra, the McCoy Tyner Big Band, Django Bates’ Delightful Precipice, Kenny Wheeler, Brad Mehldau with the Britten Sinfonia. Jim has toured and recorded with Mike Gibbs and the Hans Koller band with Bob Brookmeyer,Steve Swallow and Bill Frizzell, Mark lockheart, Julian Arguelles, Incognito, BBC Big Band, Guy Barker Big Band and the London Sinfonietta and has recorded 6 albums under his own name.

Jim was a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for 6 years before leaving to concentrate on jazz and composition.

He has played on numerous film scores including several James Bond movies and Lord Of The Rings. Jim's own music has also been used for film T.V. and radio.

He has also has worked with many pop artists including Paul McCartney, George Michael,Damon Albarn, Adele, Paloma Faith. He has also toured with Nigel Kennedy and Tony Bennett and recorded with the Folk singer June Tabor and performed with blues singer Michael O'Callaghan.

Jim was recently awarded an ARAM from the Royal Academy for his contribution to music.

Band Line Up

Jim Rattigan (french horn)

Ivo Neame (piano)

Dave Whitford (double bass)

James Maddren (drums)

Tear String Quartet