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University of Birmingham Jazz Orchestra
We welcome the University of Birmingham's recently renamed Jazz Orchestra to the city centre as they perform music from the late Kenny Wheeler and Grammy award winning jazz pianist Jim McNeely. Jonathan Silk and the Univeristy Jazz Orchestra take on McNeely's album East Coast Blowout, an album originally recorded by the WDR Big Band with special guest soloists. For this interpretation of this album, we feature members of the Jazz Orchestra as the album's five tracks flow together as an extended suite, full of dynamic and rhythmic variation and dramatic sweep. Expect intensity, improvisation and interaction across this evening of jazz as we pay tribute to the legends and reinterpret the modern.