The Coronet Theatre Jazz Festival 2023: Dynamics Of Dialogue (Ft Trinity Laban Big Band)
Come and hear the future stars of jazz playing the newly commissioned original music of Byron Wallen in the first of two gigs with the Trinity Laban Big Band & Jazz Orchestra.
Over the past decade, Trinity Laban jazz graduates have reinvigorated the UK jazz scene and gained worldwide acclaim: artists such as Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia, Xhosa Cole, Laura Jurd, and Deschanel Gordon, bands like Empirical and Ezra Collective.
Musicians coming through Trinity Laban have recently claimed numerous awards and nominations, including two BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Awards, multiple Jazz FM Awards, Parliamentary Jazz Awards and MOBO Awards, and the Mercury Prize in 2023, the first ever to go to a jazz group. Tonight’s concert showcases the talents of a new generation of jazz students in an exciting double bill of Byron Wallen’s music.
Dynamics of Dialogue
Dynamics of Dialogue explores how a small rhythmic and melodic musical cell can be expanded to produce fully developed, dynamic compositions. The inspiration is from the Yelli songs of the Central African Baka and Aka tribes, poetry from the “conference of the birds” by the Sufi poet Farid ud-Din Attar and the Christian book of Psalms.
Trumpets: Toby Young (lead), Mejedi Owusu, Alex Polack, Tom Stringer, Tom Gaddes
Trombones: Matt Seddon (lead), Olivia Hughes, Jai Patel, Christ-Stephane Boizi
Euphonium: Cameron Scott
Alto Sax (+sop): Otto Kampa, Lauren Breen
Tenor Sax (+sop): Emma Jackson, Jacob Wilson (plus Bass Clarinet)
Baritone Sax: Charles Rothwell (plus Bass Clarinet)
Piano: Tom O’Brien
Bass: Kielan Sheard
Drums: Sam Nicholls
Percussion: Sophie Warner
Guitar: Barney Anderson
Vocals and Spoken Word: Daisy Holder, Folakemi De Souza, Byron Wallen
Also on 08 Dec
Each band costs £20. Book two events in the same night and get £10 off and free entry to a screening of the film Revelations in Small Steps.