RBC Big Band: Charles Mingus
Eastside Jazz Club, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
£8 over 60s, under 18s
6.30pm support - Walsall Jazz Ensemble
7.15pm main show
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RBC Big Band
Director Arnie Somogyi
Support Walsall Jazz Ensemble directed by alumnus Nick Dewhurst
Leading UK bass player and Conservatoire tutor, Arnie Somogyi leads RBC Big Band in a tribute to the great bassist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus (1922-1979).
In 2012, Somogyi formed Scenes in the City and released the album The Man Who Never Sleeps for the centenary of Mingus’s birth. Now he brings his direct experience of having played with The Charles Mingus Big Band at Ronnie Scotts to Eastside Jazz Club and the senior students of RBC Jazz Orchestra.
They’ll play now canonised Mingus compositions such as, Boogie Stop Shuffle, Moanin', Sue's Changes and Sound of Love and more.
Running time approx. one hour and 45 minutes.