Daniel Harding

Head of Music Performance, University of Kent: pianist, accompanist and conductor: jazz enthusiast.

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  1. On the beat: UKC Concert Band and Big Band blog — 2 comments
  2. Big Band Gala: what’s in store — 2 comments
  3. London Jazz Festival: Robert Glasper Trio on Radio 3 — 1 comment
  4. Singing up: Steph Richardson — 1 comment

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Appearing at the Society Showcase!

With only two days to go, the Big Band and Concert Band are warming up for their sets on Saturday. With apearances from performers at the recent Jazz @ 5 gig as well, there’ll be a lively jazz flavour to the showcase. Music will include a selection of medleys from The Beatles, Pirates of the …

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London Jazz Festival: Robert Glasper Trio on Radio 3

With the London Jazz Festival in full swing, you can catch up with many of the gigs courtesy of the BBC iPlayer and Radio 3; last night’s concert featured the Robert Glasper Trio, and is available to listen to for a week here. Glasper is often called ‘the hip-hop jazz pianist,’ and in an interview …

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In fine voice: Big Band singer announced

After a spate of applications and a two-stage audition process, we’re delighted to announce the singers with the University Big Band this year. Congratulations to Ruby Mutlow and Jo Turner, who will be gracing the stage at the various gigs with the Big Band. A seasoned veteran of the Jazz @ 5 series over the …

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Going on for Miles: Kind of Blue

The greatest-selling jazz record of all time, a timeless classic, and a legendary album that continues to attract and inspire listeners. If you haven’t heard this, try it; at least once.

Sax appeal: Sax Day at St. Edmund’s School

A treat for saxophonists everywhere; Sunday 28 November sees the Crowther Saxophone Day, hosted by St. Edmund’s School, with guest specialists including John Harle and Phil Veacock. Internationally-renowned saxophonist John Harle will lead two masterclasses, whilst Phil Veacock, a member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, will hold a Jazz & Blues session. …

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On the beat: UKC Concert Band and Big Band blog

From jazz and funk to film music, swing standards, big band classics, Stevie Wonder and the epic film scores: the Concert Band and Big Band at the University of Kent have it all! It’s going to be a busy year for both bands, with an appearance at ‘Encore!,’ the Music Society Showcase in November, the …

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