Sid Peacock & Surge Orchestra
A twenty piece jazz orchestra fearuring a six piece string section led by the Northern Ireland born, Birmingham based musician, composer, educator, band leader and poet Sid Peacock.
Sid Peacock & Surge Orchestra, Midlands Arts Centre (mac), Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, 07/02/2015.
"Peacock celebrates life and all its absurdities and somehow channels that into music that is both chaotic and disciplined, rowdy but thought provoking, and on occasion capable of great beauty."
"Peacock has succeeded in creating a convincing musical world of his own, and for me the fact that it’s rooted in the everyday life of Bangor & Birmingham makes it all the more relevant and satisfying."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann on performances by Vula Viel, Yazz Ahmed, David Sanborn, Hanna Paulsberg, Madeleine Peyroux and two exceptional 'Trios With A Twist', one from Cuba, the other from France.
Ian Mann on performances by Paris / Birmingham Jazz Exchange, Alfa Mist, John Surman's Brass Project, Dan Weiss & Starebaby, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Vels Trio, Joshua Redman and Michael Formanek.