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Presented by Old Hat Jazz Band
Performance date and time
Thursday, 9th May 2019
A group of some of the finest young musical talents Britain has to offer, Old Hat Jazz Band brings huge amounts of style and panache to a treasure trove of quintessential 1920s and '30s jazz classics and 'irresistibly catchy' (All About Jazz) original tunes. Old jazz remade with real verve. _________________________________________________________________
Will Scott: clarinet
Mike Soper: trumpet
Andrew Oliver: piano
Louis Thomas: bass
Lizy Exell : drums
The Old Hat Jazz Band gives a contemporary twist to early jazz traditions, playing swinging favourites from the 1920's and 30's all in the spirit of the day: with characterful musicianship, youthful vitality and brimming with enthusiasm.
Crafting wonderful music from tunes which have stood the test of time, and odd rarities, plus contemporary originals inspired by Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday and reflecting the jazz of New Orleans, Chicago and New York, these fine musical talents enjoy playing for dancers and listening music lovers alike. Dressed to the T's, looking as sharp as they sound, they evoke a time of stylish, old school glamour. Full of life, energy and nuanced performance, they offer a reminder of just how entertaining this music can be. Dandy.
Drummer Elizabeth Exell formed the Old Hat Jazz Band in 2012 while she was a student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. At first the band concentrated on interpreting tunes from the '20s and '30s: members started to write original tunes in mid-2014, evoking the early decades of jazz with what it calls 'contemporary hot jazz.'
'A phenomenal sound.' BBC Radio 3
'Ridiculously happy making music.' BBC Proms
★★★★ 'Tunes full of life, energy and nuanced performance… hugely enjoyable.' All About Jazz
90 min + interval
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