Join us for a London Jazz Festival special as we present Miguel Gorodi’s forward-thinking Nonet, featuring the cream of the London scene.
Please note that, to coincide with the London Jazz Festival, this gig is on Thursday 16th November, rather than our usual final Thursday of the month.
Gareth Lockrane – Flutes
Mike Chillingworth – Alto Sax / Clarinet
George Crowley – Tenor Sax / Bass Clarinet
Miguel Gorodi – Trumpet
Kieran McLeod – Trombone
Ray Hearn – Tuba
Jonny Mansfield – Vibraphone
Conor Chaplin – Double Bass
Dave Hamblett – Drums
Miguel Gorodi is a London based composer, teacher and trumpet player performing across a broad spectrum of jazz and improvised music. Born in Spain in 1990, Miguel also grew up in Saudi Arabia and Thailand before moving to the south west of England in 2006. Miguel moved to London in 2008 to study Jazz Trumpet at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, graduating in 2012. He has since become one of the city’s leading young jazz trumpet players, performing in Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Hungary, Ireland, Russia, and across the UK.
The Nonet is an ensemble Miguel uses to explore various compositional techniques with specific focus on texture, non-tonal melodic structures, polyrhythms, and the relationships between them all. Influences include Steve Coleman, Steve Lehman, Louis Andriessen, Gerard Grisey, Thelonious Monk and Stravinsky amongst many others. The band features many of London’s leading jazz musicians who bring their own personalities to the sound through improvisation.