Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 21

Best gig so far this year ? Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps…

My oh my: the Gulbenkian stage has never seen such a tight squeeze as it did last Friday, with the University Concert Band bursting with players and, as Ian Swatman said, possible the biggest Big Band in the Known Universe taking the stage. A packed audience was treated to a first half including A Night …

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Feb 17

Twenty-four little hours…

…to go until Have A Blast causes a stir at The Gulbenkian Theatre! Don’t miss what promises to be a rip-roaring gig, featuring the vocal talents of Ruby Mutlow and Jo Turner alongside the Concert and Big Bands.  Good luck to everyone involved: see you in the bar afterwards…

Feb 14

Only four days to go!

Spring is in the air, the birds are singing, the days start to feel longer: it must be fast approaching the Concert and Big Band’s annual Gulbenkian Theatre concert. The wonderfully creative technical staff at the Gulbenkian are planning a dazzling array of lighting arrangements for the gig – we can’t reveal the plans here, …

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Feb 01

Speake freely: Martin Speake Quartet on Radio 3

Heads up, jazz fans: the ever-reliable Jazz Line-Up this coming Sunday on Radio 3 features British saxophonist Martin Speake‘s quartet, recorded at last year’s London Jazz Festival. I last heard Speake in a recorded session for Jazz on 3 back in 2009, when he played in a quartet featuring pianist Bobo Stenson, playing his then …

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