The Big Shake-Up
Formerly known as Bas Ass Brass The Big Shake-Up is an eight piece ensemble from London led by trombonist Jon Stokes and featuring Jean-Paul Gervasoni, Paul Munday and Gavin Broom (trumpets/flugels), Sam Bullard and Gemma Moore (reeds), Mike Poyser (sousaphone) and Jimmy Norden (drums). Eponymous debut EP released November 2016.
"There's a wit, subtlety and sophistication about the arrangements that makes for interesting and satisfying listening."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
"Jazz club take on Bowie transmits all his wistfulness." Guest contributor Marc Edwards enjoys a party night featuring the contrasting styles of vocalists Rebecca Poole and Fleur Stevenson.
Ian Mann witnesses the future of British jazz at the NYJO Jazz Jam and the JazzNewBlood showcase and loses himself in a spectacular Norwegian double bill featuring Sinikka Langeland and Jaga Jazzist.