Grand Central Big Band at BrackleyPhoto gallery
Here are all 20 of the Great Central Big Band who deliver bold, sophisticated Mike Kemp arrangements of jazz standards from the big band era and the real book. I truly can't overstate the magnificent power of a 15 piece horn section driven along by a steaming rhythm section. It's hard to pick out favourites from a consistently strong set but I especially enjoyed Blue Bossa and Birdland. Also great to see a guest appearance from Leamington's Miss Songbird delivering a powerful take on That's why the lady is a tramp.