With Stan Sulzmann and Guy Barker roll up to Kings Place

Rising star trumpeter Reuben Fowler and his Big Band are set to take centre stage at Kings Place, Hall 2, London this Saturday 18 January. The London-based composer and arranger has taken the British scene by storm since graduating from the Royal Academy, receiving the prestigious Kenny Wheeler Music Prize in 2012. The award recognises graduating jazz musicians from the London Conservatoire who demonstrate excellence in performance and composition, giving them the chance to record an album with Edition records. The end result was Between Shadows his exciting and critically acclaimed debut featuring an all-star ensemble of established musicians such asStan Sulzmann, Tom Harrell and flautist Gareth Lockrane alongside talented young artists such as saxophonists Sam Mayne and James Gardiner Bateman.

The concert at Kings Place is only the third live appearance for the big band, and follows on from a packed performance at the Royal Festival Hall’s Clore Ballroom at last year’s London Jazz Festival. This promises to be a special concert, not only will the band perform music from Between Shadows, but it will also be the first time they are joined live by renowned UK saxophonist Stan Sulzmann. Troyka guitaristChris Montague also joins the line-up along with top conductor and renowned arranger Guy Barker who will conduct the ensemble. The rest of the line up includes trumpeters Mike Lovatt, George Hogg, Percy Pursglove and Freddie Gavita; reeds players Joe Wright, George Crowley and Rob Cope; trombonists Gordon Campbell, Robbie Harvey, Kieran McLeod and Barry Clements; plus pianist Matt Robinson, bassist Tom McCredie and drummer Dave Hamblett.

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