Mark Armstrong director
RCM Jazz Orchestra
Please note that the date of this concert has changed from Wednesday 4 October to Thursday 5 October due to TfL tube strikes and ASLEF train strikes. All other details remain the same. If you have already booked for this concert, Box Office will be in touch with you soon and your ticket will still be valid - please bring it with you on the night.
Hear one of the finest examples of the influence of blues in early jazz with King Oliver's and Louis Armstrong's Dippermouth Blues.
Filled with collective improvisations, this up-tempo work was recorded in 1923 and is widely regarded as the foundation of recorded jazz. Alongside, enjoy performances of traditional, swing, bebop, hard bop, Latin, fusion and contemporary works, as the RCM Jazz Orchestra takes you on a journey of jazz band history.
Supported by The Victor Ford Swale Jazz Fund
FOR SCHOOLS: Hear more of the finest jazz compositions at the History of the Jazz Band: RCM Sparks Lunchtime Concert for Schools for Key Stage 2 groups on Tuesday 3 October.