Sound for Spies and Private Eyes

Sounds for Spies & Private Eyes is a musical spectacular featuring Adrian Utley (Portishead), Will Gregory (Goldfrapp), The Army Of Generals string orchestra and an 18-piece Big Band, all under the baton of renowned conductor Charles Hazlewood.

Celebrating the jazz and funk genius of film score writers such as Lalo Schifrin, John Barry, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, Roy Budd and many others, you can expect to hear perennial classics such as Pink Panther, Mission: Impossible and the James Bond theme alongside a choice selection of cult classics.

Showcasing new arrangements of classic themes Sounds for Spies & Private Eyes celebrates the golden era of jazz on screen.

Charles Hazlewood is a passionate advocate for making orchestral music more accessible to a wider audience. First assembled for the 2008 Glastonbury Festival, Charles Hazlewood͛s All Star Collective is an ensemble dedicated to improvisation and features artists from across the musical spectrum.

Although best known as a member of legendary Bristol band Portishead, guitarist and producer Adrian Utley was originally a jazz musician who has performed under several pseudonyms and contributed to many live and studio collaborations over the years.

One half of electronic music duo Goldfrapp, Bristol-born Will Gregory studied classical music at York University. He is a composer and a producer who plays keyboard, saxophone and oboe and has performed with the likes of Tears for Fears, Peter Gabriel, The Cure and Tori Amos.

This event is part of Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival. For more information and to view the whole line-up, please click here.

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