HOT JAZZ TO SWING
ENRICO TOMASSO QUARTET
Saturday January 25th 2020
Doors 6.45pm, Music 7pm to 9pm, Interval at 7.45pm
To welcome in the 2020s, return to the roaring 1920s for this alternative Burn’s Night concert in the unique setting of Watts Gallery.
In the decade when William Orpen was at his most productive and commercially successful, the music scene of London was undergoing a transformation. With an influx of new musical genres from America, the beginnings of the jazz age filtered into the city. Initially called ‘hot’ or ‘straight’ dance music, jazz music shook the music halls and theatres and gained enormous popularity for its ‘riotous’ sound that defied British musical tradition.
Featuring music by Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Teddy Wilson, the Benny Goodman small bands and others, join trumpeter and four-times winner of the British Jazz Awards, Enrico Tomasso, together with his quartet for a joyous evening of jazz.
Tickets are £20 each. Please click the link below to buy tickets online from Watts Gallery:
“It is a mark of true distinction when a jazz trumpeter plays with such fluency and apparent ease that you listen to the music and not to the technique”- Dave Gelly, The Observer
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