Little Big Horn

with special Guest Roberto Pla

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Last Show: Sunday 11 th December 2016

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

The best description of Little Big Horn is that it’s a mighty mini big band. Leader Dave Hammer was looking to blend the impact of a big band but on the scale and stylistic versatility of a Vegas house band. With arrangements by legendary US veteran Bob Hammer (Charles Mingus, Woody Herman, Elvin Jones), the result is a bantamweight outfit that punches well above its class. In addition to latin jazz repertoire to feature our guest Roberto Pla, this performance will also include a special selection of Blue Note classics (Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock and more!).


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Guest artist Roberto Pla

It’s always a real gas to turn up the heat in our music and our souls so we are pleased and honoured to welcome back Senor Pla.  For over three decades, award-winning Colombian percussionist Roberto Pla has been at the forefront of the UK’s vibrant latin jazz and salsa scene. As maestro of one of Europe’s most sought after festival headliners, Roberto inspires excitement and energy whenever he takes the stage. As ever, expect some serious south-of-the-border syncopations!

Band Lineup

Ned Bennett, Aldevis Tibaldi, Tracey Mendham (saxes)

Andy Gibson, Paul Taylor (brass)

Gabriel Keen (piano)

Gareth Hughes (double bass)

Paul Cavaciuti (drums)

Dave Hammer (vibes/MD)

Guest Artist - Roberto Pla (percussion)