John Altman & Friends

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Last Show: Tuesday 24 th September 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Emmy and BAFTA winning composer JOHN ALTMAN has enjoyed a multi faceted career as composer/arranger/saxophonist and conductor. Among his movie credits are Goldeneye, Titanic (for which he provided all the period music), Life of Brian (for which he arranged Always Look On The Bright Side of Life), Shall We Dance, Little Voice and most recently the BFI restoration of the 1928 silent classic Anthony Asquith’s Shooting Stars. He has written over 4,000 TV commercials worldwide and as a saxophonist has performed with Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Van Morrison and Amy Winehouse among others. As an arranger he has been responsible for 19 platinum records including hit songs for Rod Stewart, George Michael, Tina Turner, Barry White, Diana Ross, Bjork and Van Morrison. 

More recently he has been hosting a series of intimate 'Audience With' nights featuring friends and colleagues from his storied career - Michael Palin, Bradley Walsh, Lenny Henry, Goldie and Rob Brydon to name just a few. Tonight he presents a few of his favourite UK musician friends including BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2018, saxophonist Xhosa Cole.

Band Lineup

John Altman (soprano sax)

Xhosa Cole (tenor sax)

Mitch Dalton (guitar)

Andy Cleyndert (bass)

Pete Cater (drums)