Sara Oschlag: Mingus and Monk
Eastside Jazz Club, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
£12 over 60s, under 18s
6.30pm student support - Eastside Voices
7.45pm main show
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Arnie Somogyi invites Sara Oschlag: Mingus and Monk
Support Eastside Voices directed by Noemi Nuti
Renowned jazz vocalist Sara Oschlag and acclaimed bassist Arnie Somogyi have put together an extraordinary project featuring vocal versions of timeless compositions by two of jazz's iconic composers - Charles Mingus and Thelonius Monk.
The project brings a fresh and innovative perspective to original jazz classics that have influenced generations of musicians and listeners.
Arnie Somogyi is no stranger to the music of Monk and Mingus. He has led his own Mingus/Monk repertoire band, Jump Monk for over ten years and has headlined at Ronnie Scott’s as featured bassist with the official New York-based Mingus Big Band - a star-studded ensemble originally established by Sue Mingus, dedicated to performing the Mingus canon.
Danish vocalist Sara Oschlag has quietly established herself as one of the UK’s premier jazz talents. First choice with the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, Sara is a singer with a natural musician's ear, great phrasing and an effortless sense of swing - the perfect choice to breathe new life into this extraordinary repertoire.
Sara Oschlag vocals
John Turville piano
Arnie Somogyi bass
Euan Palmer drums
Eastside voices are the interdepartmental close harmony jazz vocal group of RBC. They are performing special arrangements of jazz standards for jazz choir and rhythm section, as well as crossover repertoire composed and arranged by Eric Whitaker.
Running time approx. two hours and thirty minutes.