Win tickets to The Music of Paul Whiteman: Bix, Bing & Rhapsody In Blue at Cadogan Hall, London
The Jazz Repertory Company And EFG London Jazz Festival Present A 1920's Jazz Spectacular
Keith Nichols (winner of the BBC's Jazz Heritage Award) Directs His 26 Piece Orchestra And Soloists. Presented By BBC Radio's Alyn Shipton And Featuring World Renowned Trumpet Player Guy Barker MBE As Bix Beiderbecke
The EFG London Jazz Festival presents the very finest in contemporary jazz and also, in partnership with the Jazz Repertory Company, revisits the greatest jazz of yesteryear. Together for the last three years, they have presented sell out shows at Chelsea's 900 seats Cadogan Hall.
Following on from their critically acclaimed shows Louis And Duke In London 1932-33, Benny Goodman And Glen Miller At Carnegie Hall 1939 and Newport Jazz Festival: The 1930's, The Jazz Repertory Company turns its attention to the biggest name in American music of the 1920's.
Paul Whiteman was known as the "King Of Jazz" and today is best known as the man who commissioned George Gershwin to write Rhapsody In Blue in 1924 for his concert entitled "An Experiment In Modern Music." 90 years on the Rhapsody, a remarkable blend of jazz stylings and classical influences, is still immensely popular and it features as the centrepiece of this concert with jazz pianist Nick Dawson as soloist.
The Jazz Repertory Company aims to recreate vintage and classic jazz with the utmost authenticity and utilizes the talents of some of the very best jazz specialists in the world. Besides Guy Barker reprising his role as Bix Beiderbecke, jazz violinist Emma Fisk plays the role of Joe Venuti, saxophonist Richard White takes on Frankie Trambauer and Thomas “Spats” Langham performs as Bing Crosby.
Musical Director Keith Nichols was involved with The New Paul Whiteman Orchestra of 40 years ago and with that ensemble went to New York's Carnegie Hall for a performance of Whiteman's music featuring some of his original musicians. Keith understands the music better than anyone and is able to recreate the music authentically whilst retaining its accuracy and excitement.
The concert includes classic hits of the 20's such as Dardenella, That's My Weakness Now, Singin' The Blues Till My Baby Comes Home, There Ain't No Sweet Man Worth The Salt Of My Tears and Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe Now.
Back in the 1920's the music of Paul Whiteman was performed with no amplification. The excellent acoustics of Chelsea's Cadogan Hall allows the music to be heard in all its acoustic glory and the evening promises to be the very finest recreation of this remarkable music which is very rarely heard live. With two performances presented on 22nd November 2015, this is a unique opportunity to witness some of the most exciting music in jazz history performed by today's finest musicians.
The Music of Paul Whiteman: Bix, Bing & Rhapsody In Blue
3pm and 7pm, Sunday 22 November 2015
Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace,
London SW1X 9DQ
Sunday, 8 November 2015 - 11:59pm
To win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets to see The Music of Paul Whiteman: Bix, Bing & Rhapsody In Blue (either 3pm or 7pm) Sunday 22 November at Cadogan Hall; simply answer the question below:-
Susan Simpson, Claire Derry, Meika Zane and Maureen Feldman