Canterbury Christ Church Big Band and Orbi Playa Big Band | Visit Canterbury

Canterbury Christ Church Big Band and Orbi Playa Big Band

  • Date: 28th October 2021
  • Location: St Gregory's Centre for Music North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU
  • Time: 13:00
  • Cost: Free

The Canterbury Christ Church University Big Band alongside members of the Orbi Playa Big Band (directed by Steve Waterman) present a programme of classic big band and jazz repertoire.

Alongside well-known pieces such as Intermission Riff by Stan Kenton and Benny Golson’s Killer Joe, there will also be performances from the ground-breaking collaboration between Miles Davis and Gil Evans – Birth of the Cool – featuring the many talented jazz soloists from within the band. All Canterbury Christ Church Lunchtime Concerts begin at 1pm and are free entry. Live audience numbers are limited and tickets must be booked in advance. The event will also be live-streamed. Children aged five and over are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. All the concerts feature introductory ‘listening guides’ prepared by the performers and will be followed by a brief opportunity to discuss the work afterwards. There will be a collection for the Student Scholarship Fund. Please note that car parking at St Gregory’s is for CCCU staff only until 5pm.