Congratulations to Beats & Pieces Big Band who last month were named as Ensemble of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, an amazing achievement considering the calibre of the other nominees on the list. Bandleader Ben Cottrell received the award from the legendary Chris Barber, who was the recipient of an APPJAG Special Award on the night.

Beats & Pieces have been pretty busy behind the scenes since their gigs in the autumn, and are excited to be playing a number of gigs in the UK and Germany over the summer where they will be premiering tunes from their recently recorded second album – keep an eye out for more news on that soon!

Dates below, full details and ticket info on the Beats & Pieces website:

Friday 18th July: B-flat, BERLIN (DE) – 9pm
Sunday 20th July: S-Bahnhof, UNTERFÖHRING (DE) – 11am FREE
Friday 25th July: Manchester Jazz Festival, MANCHESTER (UK) – 8pm £12 (adv)/£14 (door)
Saturday 9th August: Brecon Jazz Festival, BRECON (UK) – 9pm
Saturday 13th September: Kings Place Festival, LONDON (UK) – 9.30pm £6.50


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