Horn Factory at Lowestoft’s Milestones Jazz Club
PUBLISHED: 09:58 01 April 2011
THIS month’s concert at Milestones Jazz Club on Sunday features a return performance by one of the region’s finest big bands, Horn Factory.
Horn Factory was initiated by former National Youth Jazz Orchestra saxophonist Gilly Burgoyne in 1998 and is made up of 18 of the finest jazz musicians from the region, with proceedings being led from the front by percussionist and musical director Bob Airzee.
The band’s varied repertoire reflects the rich history of big band jazz – classic arrangements from Count Basie, Stan Kenton and Buddy Rich to contemporary material by Pat Metheny and Michel Camilo. Over the last few years Horn Factory have honed their skills, making numerous appearances at theatres, festivals, jazz clubs and several performances at Snape Maltings.
Horn Factory’s 18-strong unit features five saxophones, five trumpets, four trombones and a four-piece rhythm section.
Listen to Horn Factory’s music by visiting http://www.hornfactory.co.uk or via the club website at http://www.milestonesjazzclub.co.uk
All Milestones gigs are held on the first Sunday of every month and take place at Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade, Lowestoft with the doors opening at 8pm. Admission £7/£6 (concession).
l Milestones Jazz Club takes place in a basement room that requires the use of stairs. If you have a disability contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (01502) 568684 for help in entering the building.
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