***New Release – Tom Haines and the Birmingham Jazz Orchestra (LIVE)***Posted by Jonathan Silk on June 4, 2017 News | Tags: big band, birmingham, birmingham jazz orchestra, bjo, cd, june release, kickstarter, live, new album, new release, stratford jazz, tom haines | No comments
Tom Haines releases live album with the Birmingham Jazz Orchestra
June continues with more new music I’ve been involved with being released, this time from composer and arranger Tom Haines.
Tom has been working on composing and arranging for big bands for quite a few years now and this release marks the end of Kickstarter funded project to help make this album possible. The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, featuring many of the familiar faces of the Birmingham scene, performed two sets of music live in the main hall at the Stratford Arts House to support the 30th anniversary celebrations of Stratford Jazz. An evening filled with occasion was capped off by the live recording of this performance of Tom’s music to be released on CD.
The album has been self-released and is available on iTunes and other outlets as well as direct from Tom’s Bandcamp page here: https://tomhaines.bandcamp.com/releases
Tom talks about the album and the process and results in this interesting youtube video:
There are some lovely reviews coming in and here are a couple: http://www.londonjazznews.com/2017/05/cd-review-tom-haines-birmingham-jazz.html
The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra is:
Saxes: Elliot Drew, Chris Young, John Fleming, Vittorio Mura, Alicia Gardener-Trejo
Trombones: Richard Foote, Kieran Mcleod, Dave Sear, Andrew Clennell
Trumpets: Tom Syson, Sean Gibbs, Mike Adlington, Hugh Pascall
Guitar: Ben Lee
Piano: Dave Ferris
Bass: Stuart Barker
Drums: Jonathan Silk
Please check out the music and if you like what you hear like and buy and all of them things to support more of these exciting projects!