Kings Place Festival 2011: 3 Jazz Repertory Company concerts

The 2011 Kings Place Festival has got three concerts from the excellent Jazz Repertory Company on the programme. The concert timings aren’t exactly work friendly but the concerts are cheap!

45 Years of Jazz in 45 minutes
Thursday, 8 September 2011 – 2:45pm / Hall Two
Price: £4.50

The Jazz Repertory Company
Richard Pite drums, sousaphone, double bass
Dave Chamberlain double bass, guitar, banjo, drums, piano
Pete Long clarinet, saxophones, trumpet
Enrico Tomasso trumpet, trombone, vocals
Nick Dawson piano, clarinet, vocalsThe Jazz Repertory Company
Richard Pite drums, sousaphone, double bass
Dave Chamberlain double bass, guitar, banjo, drums, piano
Pete Long clarinet, saxophones, trumpet
Enrico Tomasso trumpet, trombone, vocals
Nick Dawson piano, clarinet, vocals

The Jazz Repertory Company’s show 100 years of Jazz in 99 minutes is the only such show in the UK to present a history of jazz from its very beginnings to the present day. 100 years, which has been presented at Ronnie Scott’s as well as jazz clubs and jazz festivals throughout the country, has been a huge hit. At Kings Place Festival we’ll be presenting Part 1 of this show, taking the story up to 1945. Starting with ragtime at the beginning of the 20th century and finishing with the be-bop revolution in the 1940s, the jazz Repertory Company recreates landmark moments in the first decades of jazz via The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and more.

Kings of Swing: Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa
Thursday, 8 September 2011 – 4:00pm / Hall Two
Price: £4.50

The Jazz Repertory Company
Richard Pite drums
Pete Long clarinet, saxophone
Martin Wheatley guitar
Jerome Davies bass
Enrico Tomasso trumpet
Jim Hart vibes
Martin Litton piano

Benny Goodman was the ‘King of Swing’ and this concert concentrates on his small band work with his quartet – the first racially-mixed jazz band to appear on stage together in jazz history. We will be paying tribute to the guitarist Charlie Christian who, Goodman said, was the best musician he ever worked with. Finally, we’ll present the hugely exciting small band work of Goodman’s drummer Gene Krupa, who went on to become a star bandleader after leaving Goodman in 1938.


Chamber Jazz in the 1930s
Thursday, 8 September 2011 – 5:15pm / Hall Two
Price: £4.50

The Jazz Repertory Company
Richard Pite drums
Mark Crooks reeds
Alan Barnes reeds
Enrico Tomasso trumpet
Jerome Davies bass
Martin Litton piano
Martin Wheatley guitar

A fascinating collection of rarely-heard music played with flair, authenticity and accuracy by a superb sextet. This programme features jazz gems recorded in the 1930s. The John Kirby Orchestra was a six-piece ensemble playing sophisticated and brilliantly-arranged miniatures. Artie Shaw’s Gramercy 5 was the first jazz ensemble to use harpsichord, and Raymond Scott’s music was hugely popular and eventually ended up being used as the background music in numerous Warner Brothers Loony Tunes cartoons.

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