Jazz event comes to the Radlett Centre

A major new show celebrating the history of jazz comes to the Radlett Centre in London this month.

The event, entitled 100 Years of Jazz, is scheduled to take place on Saturday February 25th, with standard tickets priced at £18.50 and concessionary tickets priced at £17.50.

The show may be of particular interest to music lovers staying in luxury hotels in London this month.

Visitors will be able to explore the history of jazz music from its beginnings in the south of the United States to the present day.

Five multi-instrumental virtuosi will take audiences on an exciting journey through the decades, exploring various musical styles that have evolved from jazz, including swing and bebop, as well as other styles such as Latin.

Some of the biggest names in jazz will be featured in the show, including Louis Armstrong and Joe Zawinul in vibrant recreations from the show's ensemble.

The troupe will also provide their take on the contemporary jazz of Abdullah Ibrahim, Sidney Bechet's 1920s brand of New Orleans jazz and offerings from jazz great Miles Davis.

In between the music, audience members will be treated to entertaining stories from the history of jazz and humorous contributions from Pete Long – the director of the band. 

From the US southern states, to New York and Chicago, the show will take audiences on a global journey of music and theatre.

Jazz multi-instrumentalist Pete Long embarked on his musical career after enrolling at the Royal London College of Music and honing his craft at the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Whilst there, Long had the opportunity to play all five saxophone parts, the solo flute part, the bass guitar, and on one occasion, the fourth trumpet. Long has performed with Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and the BBC Radio Big Band.

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