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CBSO Centre | Jazz and Blues

Mike Gibbs 18 piece Big Band - 80th Birthday Celebration

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Mike Gibbs
Ryan Quigley, Henry Lowther, Percy Pursglove, Nick Smart
Mark Bassey, Jeremy Price, Rory Ingham, Richard Henry (bass trombone)
Jason Yarde (alto/soprano), John O'Gallagher (alto), Julian Siegel (tenor/bass clarinet), Alex Garnett (tenor/baritone)
Jim Rattigan
French horn & accordion
Mike Walker
Michael Janisch
Hans Koller
Andrew Bain

Internationally respected Mike Gibbs - composer, arranger and trombonist - has worked with many music luminaries, including Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, John Scofield, Gary Burton, Whitney Houston, Peter Gabriel and Bill Frisell.

Widely recognised as one of jazz’s leading composer/arrangers his pulsating compositions blend the colours of Africa, Charles Ives, Messiaen and rock into a unique jazz style. The 18-piece Big Band reads like a Who’s Who of UK jazz stars.

This event is supported by Birmingham Jazz

Gibbs music is full of intriguing inner detail that does not deflect from the ultimate destiny of his pieces

BBC Music Magazine

Born in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabawe) Mike Gibbs has spent most of his career based in the USA & UK. A prolific composer and arranger he has worked with an astounding range of musicians including the likes of Pat Metheny, John Dankworth & Cleo Laine, Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel, Gary Burton, Whitney Houston and John Scofield and with some of the most important orchestras and big bands in the world.

Over the years, Gibbs has composed and arranged music for films, television, albums, ballet, jazz groups, symphony orchestras and is equally conversant in modern, traditional, jazz and classical styles. His recent projects include a composition for Bill Frisell and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (Bloods of Dust); a piece for London Brass (About Face); an album of European Folk Music (Europeana) for Joachim Kuhn with the Hannover Radio Symphony; music for Bill Forsyth’s film (Gregory’s Two Girls); and arranging and conducting a concert of Ellington music in Weimar with Gary Burton and NDR Big Band and Radio Symphony Orchestra.


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Berkley St, Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF
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