Patchwork Orchestra

LONDON Spice of Life
6 Moor Street
London
W1D 5NA

Directions

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’.