Award winning pianist and composer, Nikki Iles takes her 20 piece Jazz Orchestra on a national tour marking a new chapter in a long and distinguished career in British Jazz, gathering together commissions from over the years, new orchestrations of her own small band tunes and new compositions, all played by the remarkable band she has assembled. The depth and range  of the exhilarating writing and arranging suggest it will be less like a debut, but more like seasoned hand and a distinctive voice, with the music bought to vivid life by a top drawer band.

Nikki Iles – Conductor, Piano, Accordion

Mike Walker – Guitar

Steve Watts – Bass

Ian Thomas – Drums 

 

SAXOPHONES

Andy Schofield – Alto, Soprano, Flute

Paul Jones – Alto, Flute

Julian Siegel – Tenor, Bass Clarinet

Tori Freestone – Tenor, Flute

Karen Sharp – Baritone, Tenor, Clarinet

Gareth Lochrane – Flute

 

TRUMPETS

Tom Walsh

Henry Lowther

James Copas

Nick Smart

 

TROMBONES

Gordon Campbell

Richard Henry

Ollie Martin

Harry Maund

TOUR DATES

22nd March Gateshead Festival  The Sage

26th  March Cookes Social Club Sheffield

27th March 7 Arts Leeds

28th March Middlesbrough Town Hall Afternoon

3rd May  Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club                                             

17th May Herts Jazz the Maltings St Albans

23rd May RNCM Manchester

26th May Dorking Watermill Jazz Club

31st May Isle of White Festival

26th Sep Scarborough Jazz fest

30th Sep Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham