The Charlie Bates Big Band
Birmingham based big band led by the young pianist, composer and bandleader Charlie Bates. Debut album “Silhouettes” released May 2017.
"Bates’ pieces are rich in terms of colour, texture, contrast and dynamics and their creator is well served by the superb playing of a similarly youthful ensemble."
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.