Sunday 15 December
Mike Westbrook's Cool Christmas
Grand Hotel, Torquay
Mike Westbrook + Uncommon Orchestra – a unique big-band Christmas entertainment
Fougou Music presents Mike Westbrook and his 22-piece Uncommon Orchestra with a unique big-band Christmas entertainment – a seasonal mix of blues, panto music, bebop, jazz carols, cutting-edge originals and well-loved big band classics by Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Following a sell-out performance at Ronnie Scott’s earlier in the year and a triumphant show ‘Jazz on a Summer’s Afternoon’ at Torquay Town Hall in August, Mike Westbrook and his Uncommon Orchestra are back in Torquay at its famous Grand Hotel with ‘Cool Christmas’.
The Mike Westbrook Big Band, also known as the Uncommon Orchestra, has Mike working with some of the finest west country musicians. They play a number of Westbrook originals and Mike's arrangements of pieces by Duke Ellington and others. The 22-member line-up include long-term Westbrook collaborators such as Dave Holdsworth and Alan Wakeman, as well as younger, rising musicians. It has been described by Jazz Wise magazine as “ambitious, unapologetic and uncategorisable”.
A special 3-course pre-concert meal is available from the Grand Hotel.
More details and booking
Tickets: £18 adv. (no booking fee) £20 door (cash or card)
Doors: 7.30pm Music: 8.00pm
Venue: Grand Hotel, Seafront, Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 6NT
Contact: e: firstname.lastname@example.org
t: 01803 898570 / 07967 790358
Coming soon to Fougou Jazz, Torbay
4 December ISQ
18 December Beverley Beirne
Full details of forthcoming events are on our website fougoumusic.com