Friday 10 March 2023
Imperial College Big Band & Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra play @ Jazz Café POSK!
For the first time since 2019, the IC Big Band and Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra are to perform together in one of London’s top jazz clubs, Jazz Cafe POSK in Hammersmith. Both bands, each equipped with a fully refreshed line-up, are set to blow you away with a Big Band Battle like no other that has graced this prestigious venue before!
IC Big Band, made up of scientists, engineers, and medics at Imperial, all with a passion for jazz, is a driving force in the university big band scene within London and the UK. The first-call band for events both in and out of the College, IC Big Band has garnered an exceptional reputation over the years, including national recognition on winning the platinum award at the National Concert Band Festival in 2017.
Directed by “Britain’s foremost big band director”, Chris Dean (Syd Lawrence Orchestra) has been pushing the band to its musical limits, sharpening its sound to heights not heard before! With an ever-expanding library of hundreds of charts, from funk to fusion, this all-new big band with a refreshed line-up will bring to Jazz Cafe POSK the finest big band sound any university has to offer!
The Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra (CUJO) is Cambridge's premier vehicle for promoting and performing jazz in the University and beyond.
CUJO brings together the top jazz musicians in the university. We have performed in numerous professional venues in the UK and overseas on national and international tours, won gold awards in UK-wide big band competitions and have collaborated with world-famous musicians, composers, and arrangers such as Steve Waterman, Mark Nightingale, Trish Clowes and Yazz Ahmed.
Video 1: Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra: Torque - Alan Baylock, performed at the Hideaway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a1mRDFLWyQ