Tagged One World Orchestra

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Big Band Scene (Dec. 2019)

Once again we are at the year’s end, when seasonal songs are brought out of storage and dusted off for their annual outings.  2019 has been yet another year of uncertainty on the political front. Despite the Prime Minister’s bluster and bravado, we are still part of Europe. So charts such as April in Paris…

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Big Band Scene (May 2019)

The self congratulatory Brighton Festival is back again, bigger, better and ever more ambitious. Without a whisper of a big band and very little jazz. Yet again. And only three big band events in the Fringe. Although I suspect this is due largely to the increasing, and for most local bands, unaffordable cost of registration. …

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Paul Nieman Interview

SJM editor Charlie Anderson spoke to One World Orchestra’s trombonist and musical director, Paul Nieman, about the band’s development and their upcoming concert at Brighton Unitarian Church.   How did you first get involved with One World Orchestra? “Well, I was in Paul Busby’s Big Band for a long time, in fact since the beginning…

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Big Band Scene (Nov. 2018)

This month sees a welcome return to the Sussex big band scene of the One World Orchestra, with their appropriately named Bonfire! performance at the Unitarian Church in central Brighton. Details are in the listings below. This Sussex based ensemble, formerly The Paul Busby Big Band, changed its name a couple of years ago, when…

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Big Band Scene (Nov. 2017)

Patrick Billingham looks at the One World Orchestra and the Nu Civilisation Orchestra. News flash: The Big Band @Brunswick events are to continue in 2018.  If you would like to book a slot, contact Alex Bondonno immediately at alex@bigbandjazz.co.uk.     These events are usually on the first Sunday of this month.  However, this month it…

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Big Band Scene (July 2017)

   Patrick Billingham reviews recent big band gigs at The Brunswick, The Round Georges and B.O.A.T..  That’s another election out of the way. My thanks to all who responded to my plea to register to vote and then to use it. Now back to the real world where the big band Summer season is starting…

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Big Band Scene (Feb. 2017)

This month Patrick Billingham gives listings for the Big Band at The Brunswick series and and reviews a recent concert by The One World Orchestra.     Hail to the chief!  Congratulations to the new democratically elected leader of the free world.  Even if there are rumours that public disrespect of the president is to…