Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Two gigs at Leeds College of Music

Bobby Avey

Two jazz gigs coming up at Leeds College of Music -

Directed by Callum AuMonday,
Callum Au directs the Leeds College of Music Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, performing highlights of Bernstein's West Side Story, arranged by Au himself.

Callum Au is a professional trombonist, composer, orchestrator, and arranger. A member of NYJO from 2005, he held the lead trombone chair with the band from 2008-2011, and contributed over 50 charts to the band's library. He was taught by ex-Syd Lawrence trumpet player Terry Reaney, and has since studied with world-famous jazz trombonists Mark Nightingale and Gordon Campbell.

Monday 8 December 2014
Time 7:30PM
Venue The Venue Leeds College of Music
Tickets £8 / £5 (free to LCoM staff and students)

Authority Melts From Me (2014, Whirlwind Recordings) draws inspiration from the Haitian slave rebellion of 1791 and more directly from Haitian vodou drumming traditions. Supported by a Chamber Music America grant, Avey traveled to Haiti in 2012 to attend and record a vodou ceremony in the small Haitian village of Soukri. After a period of immersion, transcription, and analysis, Avey used these rhythms and concepts to sculpt the bone structure for Authority Melts From Me. In addition to Avey, the band features the immense talents of Miguel Zenón (alto sax), Ben Monder (guitar), Michael Janisch (bass), and Jordan Perlson (drums).

Date Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Time 7:30PM
Venue The Venue Leeds College of Music
Tickets £12 / £10 (further reductions for LCoM staff and students)
The Bobby Avey Project performs music from Authority Melts From Me and more.

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