Complete and Utter History of Jazz

Concord College

Sun Aug 12 | 7.30pm |

A Complete and Utter History of Jazz

A hugely entertaining, musically brilliant, fascinating and humorous history of jazz from six multi-instrumental virtuosi.

 The musical equivalent of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, in which none of the major musical soliloquies gets left out  Alyn Shipton (Radio 3's Jazz Library, The Times)

The six multi-instrumental virtuosi of The Jazz Repertory Company present a fast paced and hugely entertaining romp through the history of Jazz from its beginnings in New Orleans to its presence today all around the world. It’s jazz to delight the devotee as well as those dipping their toes in its pleasures for the first time.

Richard Pite, Pete Long, Georgina Jackson, Dave Chamberlain, Enrico Tomasso and Nick Dawson are amongst the busiest and most highly regarded musicians on the current UK jazz scene. Together they superbly recreate the music of giants such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Pat Metheney, Herbie Hancock and many more.

The music is performed just as it would have sounded fresh out of the box – the music we have come to love years later would have been thought mad, bad and dangerous to know when it was new and scaring your parents and grandparents. Come along and discover something new or relish re-uniting with some old musical favourites.

 In Pete Long, reeds player, raconteur, bandleader and all-round wit, we have a genuine home-grown treasure  Clive Davis (The Times)
 Amazingly, Pite’s small-but-perfectly formed group does exactly what it says on the flyer. Their pell-mell virtuosity enables them to cross the decades and vault the stylistic hurdles with ease. Genuinely needs to be seen to be believed. Don’t miss out!  Peter Vacher (Jazz UK)

The Jazz Repertory Company has a Website