Gareth Lockrane Big Band
LONDON The Other Palace
12 Palace Street Westminster
The 19-piece Gareth Lockrane Big Band sold out their 2018 Festival concert and return, following enthusiastic audience requests for ‚'More', to The Other Palace Studio, recognised as one of the best ever U.K. Big Bands ranking alongside the great band
The Gareth Lockrane Big Band has emerged in recent years as probably the best ever U.K. big band ranking alongside their US counterparts.
They have consistently sold out concerts at the 606 Club, Spice of Life, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho as well as The Other Palace Studio in the 2018 EFG London Jazz Festival. Their album recording “Fist Fight At The Barn Dance” won best new jazz recording in the British Jazz Awards.
Think of the Thad Jones - Mel Lewis band that in the late 1980s revolutionised Big Band arrangements and then Wynton Marsalis and his Lincoln Center Orchestra in the 1990s that made virtuosity commonplace, but then add new writing and distinctive arrangements with a band leader playing flutes, and you have their 21st century dynamic successor in Gareth Lockrane and his Big Band