John Altman's Big Band at the Heathcote Arms

Monday, February 4, 2013

Tuesday, 26 February, 2013


The Big Band gig that we were due to stage on 26 February is now to be promoted on that date by John Altman at the Heathcote Arms, 344 Grove Green Road, London, E11 4EA
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8.30 - 11.00pm
£8 on the door


  • soprano sax, baritone sax & arrangements: John Altman
  • trumpets: Quentin Collins, Mike Lovatt, Enrico Tomasso & Steve Waterman
  • trombones: Trevor Mires, Sarah Williams, Andy Wood & Ray Wordsworth
  • saxes: Alan Barnes, Rob Fowler, Jimmy Hastings, Sam Mayne & Roy Willox
  • tuba: Graham Read
  • guitar: Mitch Dalton
  • piano: Barry Green
  • bass: Andy Cleyndert
  • drums: Ian Thomas
  • plus Special Guest
Emmy and BAFTA winning composer John Altman formed his big band in 1985. Dubbed "the best big band in the UK" by the Daily Telegraph, it is certainly the only big band to have performed on a number 1 worldwide hit single (Bjork's "It's Oh So Quiet") and in 2 top 5 hit movies (Little Voice and Shall We Dance). With all material written and/or arranged by John and showcasing the star studded line up of great jazz soloists this promises to be a memorable evening. John's long playing career has seen him perform with jazz giants like Al Cohn, Jimmy Heath, Chet Baker, Bud Freeman and Joe Newman.

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