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
Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival and performances by Hot 8 Brass Band, Sarah Munro, Mode9, Paul Carrack and Denys Baptiste.
Ian Mann on performances by Monocled Man, Schnellertollermeier, Meshell Ndegeocello, Chick Corea, Chris Potter and Yazz Ahmed.