Wednesday 25th Feb 8pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts Centre
£12 concs/£5.00 restricted view
Rhythm Section: Peter Edwards (piano), Gary Crosby (double bass), Andrew Chapman (drums)
Trumpets: Rob Greenwood, Chris Storr, Mark Perry, Laura Jurd
Saxophones/Clarinets: Denys Baptiste, Will Gibson, Alam Nathoo, Binker Golding, Oliver Nezhati
Trombones: Harry Brown, Ashley Howard, Nathaniel Cross
On 18 October 1958 Duke Ellington was presented to Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at a private reception to mark the bicentenary of Leeds Festival. So inspired was Ellington by this meeting that he promised to compose a suite in honour of The Queen.
Inspired by the beauty and majesty of nature, The Queen's Suite - one of Ellington's most beautiful works which he dedicated to HM The Queen - remained hidden from the public until after Ellington's death when it received its premiere in 1998 in Oldham, UK performed by the Bob Wilber Orchestra.
Tomorrow's Warriors was set up by bassist Gary Crosby to showcase the best rising talent in the UK. Previous members include Abram Wilson, Soweto Kinch, Denys Baptiste and Jason Yarde, amongst many other established talents on the UK scene.
Visit the Tommorrow's Warriors web site > www.tomorrowswarriors.org
Visit the Tommorrow's Warriors Myspace site (with music) > www.myspace.com/tomorrowswarriors