Tag: Big Bands

1 August 2017

Big Band Scene (Aug. 2017)

Patrick Billingham looks at Bader’s Big Band and requests.       The Douglas Bader Foundation have announced that they are recruiting for Bader’s Big Band.  A new project.  For those under a certain age who are unaware of his heroic exploits, Douglas Bader lost both legs in an aircraft crash in 1931.  Nevertheless he was […]

1 April 2015

Big Band Scene (April 2015)

  Saxophonist Patrick Billingham begins his new monthly column with a look at The Sussex Jazz Orchestra and The Brighton Big Band.   This is the first of what I hope is to be a regular monthly column relating to big bands based in Sussex.  I shall start by defining what I mean by a […]

11 November 2013

Paul Busby Interview

How did you first get into playing jazz?     “At school I took piano lessons. At seventeen or eighteen I listened to Oscar Peterson and Errol Garner and then Bill Evans. Anybody who hears Bill Evans is influenced by Bill Evans. That was a big thing for me.”     “Then I went to music college […]

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