LONDON Spice of Life
6 Moor Street
A 17-piece jazz orchestra full of top young players jams into the basement of Spice of Life. The music is composed for the band by its members
A collaboratively-run17-piece jazz orchestra full of top young players, whose distinguishing characteristic being that all the repertoire is composed for the band by its members. Consequently the vibe of the music is wonderfully varied with diverse influences from Kenny Wheeler to Loose Tubes, Gordon Goodwin to Mingus.
Trumpets: JAMES DAVISON, JAMES COPUS, ADAM CHATTERTON & TOM DENNIS
Saxes: MATT HERD, SAM RAPLEY, ALEX HITCHCOCK, SAM GLASER & SAM MILES
Trombones: KIERAN MCCLEOD, TOM GREEN, JAMIE PIMENTA & YUSUF NARÇIN
Piano: LIAM DUNACHIE
Guitar: BILLY MARROWS
Bass: MISHA MULLOV-ABBADO
Drums: SCOTT CHAPMAN
In 2015 the Patchwork Orchestra won the Peter Whittingham Award for “innovative recording, composition and performance projects in the field of cutting edge jazz” The prize money funded the new album ‘THE ADVENTURES OF MR POTTERCAKES’.