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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in London

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Date Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Time 8:00pm
Event Type Concert
Tour JLCO Europe Tour 2018
Project Benny Goodman: King of Swing
Venue Barbican Centre
Address Silk St
Location London, United Kingdom
Venue Phone +44 020 7638 4141
Admission £30 – 45

On January 16 1938, Benny Goodman made his debut on the USA’s most significant classical stage. But the moment was about much more than Benny Goodman; it was an unprecedented presentation of authentic Jazz and racial integration on a stage of unparalleled prestige. True to form, the ‘King of Swing’ celebrated the music on its own terms, introducing the public to real Jazz elements and extensive improvisation during an era fixated on Dance music — and by the end of the evening, the response was ecstatic.

Tonight’s concert will consist entirely of pieces from the historic performance, including those made famous by Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Louis Prima, and more; new and classic arrangements, burning solos, and a new take on the mid-concert jam session that went down in history. The band will be joined on the night by guest soloists Clare Teal (singer), Giacomo Smith and Adrian Cox (clarinets).



Set I:

  • Don’t Be That Way (Victor Goines, Clarinet)
  • Sometimes I’m Happy (Adrian Cox, Clarinet)
  • I Got Rhythm (Adrian, Dan, Marion & Jim Hart, Vibes)
  • The Man I Love (Ted Nash, Clarinet, Dan & Marion)
  • One O’clock Jump (Giacomo Smith, Clarinet)
  • China Boy (Giacomo Smith, Dan & Marion)
  • I’m Coming Virginia
  • Sensation Rag
  • Loch Lomond (Clare Teal, Vocals)
  • Avalon (Victor, Dan, Marion & Jim Hart)
  • Blue Skies (Victor Goines)

Set II:

  • Life Goes To A Party (Victor Goines)
  • When My Baby Smiles At Me (Adrian Cox, Dan & Marion) Blue Room (Adrian Cox)
  • Dizzy Spells (Victor, Ted, Dan & Marion)
  • Blue Reverie
  • Swingtime In The Rockies (Giacomo Smith)
  • Stompin’ At The Savoy (Giacomo Smith, Jim Hart, Dan, Marion)
  • Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (Clare Teal, Vocals)
  • Body And Soul (Victor & Rhythm Section)
  • Sing, Sing, Sing (Victor, Ted, Giacomo Smith & Adrian Cox)