Thursday evening October 08, 2020
Guest: Georgie Fame, vocals
The brand-new, 18-piece orchestra led by pianist Peter Beets and band leader & arranger Henk Meutgeert is back with a new concert series. Each concert features a different soloist or theme.The orchestra’s namesakes have decided to continue their years of fruitful collaboration by creating this orchestra as a platform to highlight a new generation of jazz musicians. Led by these two highly experienced leaders, this big band has it all: exciting solo as well as ensemble playing, harmonic depth, room for experimentation, and of course a healthy dose of swing.
Tonight they share the stage with British legend Georgie Fame. Fame and the New Jazz Orchestra go back to the turbulent sixties of London: the mods and Fred Perry, rock ‘n’ roll, jazz and blues. Night after night Georgie Fame sang in the hippest clubs in London and scored world hits with Yeh Yeh and Bonnie & Clyde. Together the New Jazz Orchestra and Georgie Fame pay tribute to this exciting period in music history.