Generation Big Band
The Generation Big Band brings together excellence across all generations of the Yorkshire jazz community. Founded in January 2017, the band consists of alumni who are working professionally in the music industry, existing LCoM students as well as up-and-coming young musicians.
The band is directed by trumpeter, Mark Chandler, a stalwart in the jazz world. With performances with artists such as Shirley Bassey, George Michael, Gladys Knight and Nancy Wilson and West End shows including Cats, Guys and Dolls and Starlight Express, Mark has the expert knowledge to equip musicians with the skills needed for the music industry.
The band will feature special guest, Baptiste Herbin. Baptiste is a current jazz icon all over the world and is an inspirational figure to not only the students involved with the Generation Big Band, but anyone who loves music.
Generation Big Band will be supported by SMS+ Jazz. These are some the most advanced students studying in the Junior LCoM department, and who are considering studying music at a conservatoire or university in the near future. SMS+ Jazz is led by performer and composer James Mainwaring, saxophonist in Roller Trio.