The Giles Thornton Jazz Orchestra Tour Launch

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Giles set up his Jazz Orchestra in January 2018, in order to record his debut big band album, “Be In Today”, and had a successful launch at the Vortex Jazz Club, last summer. The orchestra is comprised of some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians, and takes influences from Maria Schneider and Gill Evans. The debut album, “Be In Today”, is made up of original compositions and arrangements, written by Giles Thornton. The Jazz orchestra will be launching their summer tour at this concert at Pizza Express live. It is sure to be a great night of music!

 

£15.00

"Thornton does not set out merely to be clever; his aim, in general, is to create beautiful, melodic music, and that isn’t something one can always take for granted.”

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Giles is a composer/arranger based in London who has recently worked with as an arranger and musical supervisor for “Adventures In The American Songbook”, performed by postgraduate vocal studies students from the Guildhall School Of Music And Drama . He has also worked as in the music team for the Heritage Orchestra BBC Prom “New York: Sound Of A City”. Recently graduating from Guildhall School Of Music And Drama, studying Jazz Composition and Arranging, Giles released his debut big band album in July of last year.  

Giles’ original compositions are influenced by Vince Mendoza, Maria Schneider, Gill Evans and Mike Walker, among others.

He has performed in prestigious venues , such as The Royal Albert Hall, Sadler’s Wells, LSO St Lukes, Milton Court Concert Hall and The Barbican Hall. 

Giles has worked with many artists, such as Jules Buckley, James McMillan, Liane Carroll and John Harle, among others.

As well as being a composer/ arranger, Giles has also been a copyist for the ITV drama,”Cheat”, composed by Edmund Butt, and orchestrated by Julian Kershaw. Giles has also been a copyist for the upcoming Guildhall Studio Orchestra concert, “Jeremy Lubbock - A Life in Music”.

Giles set up his Jazz Orchestra in January 2018, in order to record his debut big band album, “Be In Today”, and had a very successful launch at the Vortex Jazz Club, on July 4th 2017. 

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