Busy Busy Busy in July 2015

It has been a whirlwind of fun and music over the last few months and I have been keeping very busy indeed!

Early July saw the completion of a year of work on Seussical the Musical at Queens Theatre Hornchurch, which starred over 120 young people between the ages of 7 - 19. I am immensely proud of the work they achieved on this massive project, and thanks to a few of the jazz heavyweights who turned up to rinse the music in the band of the show (Rich Perks, Phil Meadows, to name a few!). It was a fantastic education and community project I look forward to the next with aplomb.

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Alongside a host of functions, festivals and weddings there have been a few sporadic gigs alongside the full scale theatre show, particularly Jazz at St Ants on Wednesday 15th July which was fantastic as the barman managed to name everyone in the room due to the select few in the audience!

A select few future performances include:

Sunday 19th July
Gabriel Garrick Big Band @ Gunnersbury Tavern, 12:30pm

Sunday 19th July
Andrew Linham Quartet @ Luna Lounge Leytonstone, 8pm
A rare outing of my Quartet this time featuring Tom Millar, Sam Vicary (ex-Yoruba fame) and Dan Paton.

Saturday 29th August
Andrew Linham’s Swing Thing @ Queens Theatre Hornchurch, 2:30pm
A brand new project of mine alongside vocalist Alison Beck, this looks to be a fantastic afternoon of hard swinging standards. Click on the logo below for more information.

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Thursday 24th September
London City Big Band @ Spice of Life
It will be great to be back into the traditional big band fold with the London City Big Band, formed out of the cream of the recent graduates of London’s finest music conservatoires.

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The rest of my time is filled with corporate festivals, composing the new suite of music Theme Music of Anarchic Animals for the Jazz Orchestra to premier at the London Jazz Festival this year and continuing with commissions of new works for primary schools in Havering, Queens Theatre projects, Havering Community projects and arranging piano music for vocal workshops.

I might also start the work and scoring for the Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra Big Christmas Party, coming Christmas 2015!

Oh, and maybe amongst that jumble of work I might manage a holiday or two!

Have a great summer!