Doors Open 7pm
1st Set 8.15pm
2nd Set 9.45pm
Directed by trumpet player Paul Lacey Back To Basie features London session musicians and jazz soloists all dedicated to playing the music of Count Basie's second great orchestra of the 1950s and 1960s. Back To Basie captures the sound and spirit of Basie's legendary 'Swingin' Machine' with "uncanny accuracy and style".
Britain's Best Big Band: In addition to great reviews Back To Basie has won the Big Band category of the British Jazz Awards six times in the last seven years!
"Truly staggering performance....world class..." Humphrey Lyttelton
"Brilliant...a really exciting band!" Dame Cleo Laine
"They took out their instruments and lifted the roof off" Sunday Times