19th May 2019 8:00pm
Box Office Closed
Unfortunately the planned guest artist Jeff Hooper is ill and undable to perform. Apologies and we trust you understand this unforseen circumstance and join us in wishing Jeff a speedy recovery.
Instead, the guest artist will be Nathan Bray, trumpeter extraordinaire - often heard performing in London's West End. As many know, NAthan is one of our local jazz heroes!'.
Nathan has been a professional musician for 20 years working as a lead trumpeter, jazz soloist, writer and as an educator. Currently playing lead trumpet for Guy Barker's jazz orchestra and with Pete Long's various outfits including the Ronnie Scott Big Band, Echo's of Ellington and The Benny Goodman show. Performing regularly in the West End for the last 10 years and recently finished playing in the pit orchestra for the hit show Sweeney Todd.
In the pop world he hasrecorded and performed live with artists as diverse as Paloma Faith, Will Young, Shirley Bassey, Jimmy Sommerville and Tim Minchin, most recently performing at a fantastic sell out concert at the O2 for Paloma Faith.
Nathan had the privilege of working with many great British orchestras including the BBC's Concert and Philharmonic Orchestra and the Northern Symphonia, playing at the Albert Hall Proms, and on many TV and radio broadcasts.
He was the winner of the Yorkshire TV jazz soloist prizes and also the Kenny Baker soloist prize in his 20's and is regularly seen guesting in jazz groups up and down the country.
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