What could follow last year’s mesmerising performance of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert by the Big Buzzard Big Band, choir and be-sequinned tap dancer?
Take 150 singers, a jazz orchestra, a string quartet, star soloists and a genius arranger who’s been let loose on the oeuvre of one of the 20th Century’s greatest composer and this is the result!
BIJ&BF have commissioned jazz and choral genius Ned Bennet to create something truly special based on the much-loved work of George and Ira Gershwin. This world premiere will feature classics including American in Paris, It Ain’t Necessarily So, S’Wonderful, Fascinating Rhythm, I Got Rhythm and Summertime.
Starring award winning vocalist Jacqui Dankworth, Jonny Bruce, trumpet, The Big Buzzard Big Band with String Quartet, Exultate Singers, The City of Bristol Choir, North Bristol Wellbeing choir and Clifton College choir.
Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival
This concert is part of the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival, which takes place 7-9 March 2014 at Colston Hall. For full listings please click here
If you would like to book for more than one concert that is part of the festival, please click here.
Book tickets for 6 or more different Jazz & Blues Festival concerts and receive a series discount of 15%.
Book ten or more tickets for the same concert and receive a discount of 15%.
Only one concession applies at any time.
Please note that advance ticket prices will increase on the day of the event.
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.