The Sam Every Big Band plays The Beatles

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Last Show: Wednesday 10 th August 2022

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Making it’s widely anticipated return to the PizzaExpress Jazz Club, after 3 successive sell out performances, is one of the most exciting young jazz ensembles on the scene - The Sam Every Big Band. Tonight they’re joined by incredible singer Freddie Benedict with a set list celebrating the music of the Beatles. All of your favorite Beatles classics, reimagined and bespokely arranged for full jazz big band! Join us for a night of world premiere arrangements, performed by some of the UKs top young musicians!

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Sam Every is an impressive Guildhall graduate, conscious of the life of a jazz creative, on and off the stage. The Cornish born arranger, conductor, and band leader formed the Sam Every Big Band in the first year of his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. They have since gone on to sell out every single one of their London club gigs, including sold out audiences at prestigious venues like The Pizza Express Jazz Club, the Spice of Life Club and the Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club. They’ve worked with a number of award winning names on the jazz circuit, including Sara Colman and scottish artist Luca Manning. 

The Sam Every Big Band released their first debut EP of original music in December 2020 - entitled “Christmas is Here.” It gained a number of BBC Radio plays, and was used across Sky TV, ITV and Channel 4 as part of the ‘Funkin Cocktails’ christmas advert campaign. The band plan to record their debut album of original music in 2022.

Freddie Benedict is a man who can, act, skat, sing, and play the trumpet! Freddie was born from a theatrical family, joining a local church choir as a child, which sent him on his way to becoming the ambitious, and talented performer you’ll see on stage. His vocal talents have seen him play at some of the most sought after concert halls, from Carnegie Hall, Glyndebourne, Ronnie Scott’s and the Royal Opera House, to name but a few.

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Band Line Up

Sam Every (Musical Director/drums)
Freddie Benedict (vocals)
George Hogg, George Jefford, Ruby Barber, Finn Bradley (trumpets)
Tom Dunnett, Daniel Higham, Oli Rath, Simon Chorley (trombones)
Chris Maddock, Jess Bullen, Damon Oliver, Flo Pugh, Jimmy Jefford (saxophones)
Chris Bland (piano)
Adam Chinery (guitar)
Joe Lee (bass)