Mike Westbrook’s Cool Christmas
Sunday 15 December 2019 8pm Grand Hotel Torquay
Mike Westbrook and his 22-piece Uncommon Orchestra present a unique Christmas entertainment – a seasonal mix of blues, panto music, bebop, jazz carols, cutting-edge originals and well-loved big band classics by Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
Following a sell-out performance at Ronnie Scott’s earlier in the year and a triumphant ‘Jazz on a Summer’s Afternoon’ at the Town Hall in August, Mike Westbrook and his Uncommon Orchestra are back in Torquay at its famous Grand Hotel with ‘Cool Christmas’.
Mike grew up in Torquay and took his first musical steps there before going on to an international career as composer, bandleader and recording artist. His Uncommon Orchestra with its stunning array of soloists and vocalists and brilliant ensemble work is described in Jazz Wise magazine as “ambitious, unapologetic and uncategorisable”.
The Uncommon Orchestra
Kate Westbrook, Martine Waltier vocals
Billie Bottle vocal and keyboard
Pete Whyman, Roz Harding, Sarah Dean, Alan Wakeman, Andy Williamson saxophones
Stuart Brooks, Robin Pengilley, Sam Massey, Andy Hague trumpets
Dave Holdsworth trumpet & sousaphone
Joe Carnell, Sam Chamberlain-Keen, Stewart Stunell, Ashley Nayler trombones
Jesse Molins, Matthew North guitars
Marcus Vergette bass
Coach York drums
Mike Westbrook M.D.
plus special guest Phil Minton
The Grand Hotel is offering special packages for those attending the concert.
Dinner. A 3-course special menu meal prior to the concert for £22.50. menu
Staying over. Room rates from £69 double, £49 single.
Grand Hotel reservations t:0800 0052 244 e:firstname.lastname@example.org
Let them know you have tickets for the Mike Westbrook concert to get these special rates for both the meal and the rooms.