Excitement in the Colyer-Fergusson building has been mounting all week in expectation of tomorrow’s annual roof-raising gig with the University Concert and Big Bands.
Under the baton of the ever-youthful Ian Swatman, both bands will be joined by trumpeter Mike Lovatt, who includes the accolade of principal trumpet with the Grammy nominated John Wilson Orchestra amongst his many appearances and recordings; it will be a terrific experience for the students here at Kent! Ian is particularly excited at the prospect (when not pursuing the varied fortunes of Hull City AFC, of course); ”This is an amazing coup to bring Mike down to the University and a once in a lifetime opportunity for the students to play with such an accomplished musician!”
The programme includes Ravel’s epic musical crescendo, Bolero, music by Earth Wind & Fire and a Queen medley, as well as Big Band classics and vocal numbers featuring our two First Ladies of Jazz at Kent, Ruby Mutlow and Steph Richardson.
Find out more here.