The Mingus Big Band

The Mingus Big Band

The Mingus Big Band

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Set to be another historic week at Ronnie Scott's, the legendary Mingus Big Band are back - playing 2 shows per night for 6 nights.

"The most exhilerating night of the year" - Clive Davis, The Times, 2012

"One of the jazz world's great legacy orchestras - great, because it doesn't just clone the music of its original inspiration but interprets it in its own ways". John Fordham, The Guardian - 2012.

“Seeing the Mingus Big Band is always one of the most profound pleasures live jazz has to offer” LondonJazz


TIMINGS:

Mon-Thur: doors 5.30pm (Mingus onstage: 7.30pm) & doors 9.30pm (Mingus BB onstage 10.15pm)

Fri - Sat: doors 6pm (Mingus Onstage 8.30pm) & doors 10.30pm (Mingus Onstage 11.15pm)

+support band each show

Do make sure to book early to avoid disappointment

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The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly residencies in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began “Mingus Mondays” at Jazz Standard where it alternates with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty.

The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has ten recordings to its credit, seven of which have been nominated for Grammys.

LINEUP CONFIRMED appearing in the 14-piece band

The band roster is as follows:

Trumpets:

Tatum Greenblatt

Philip Harper

Alex Pope Norris

Saxophones:

Wayne Escoffery

Craig Handy

Abraham Burton

Brandon Wright

Ronnie Cuber

Trombones:

Clark Gayton

Luis Bonilla

Earl McIntyre

Drums:

Tommy Campbell

Piano:

Helen Sung

Bass:

Boris Kozlov (except mon 21st)

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