Nick Smart director Laurence Cottle bass guitar
The Academy’s Jazz Department is delighted to present the musical world of bass legend Laurence Cottle. As well as being one of the most in-demand jazz and session players in the country, Laurence is a celebrated composer and has led his own big band for more than 20 years, garnering an international reputation for groovy melodicism and selling out such venues as Ronnie Scott’s and The Jazz Cafe.
This event presents a snapshot of Laurence’s varied catalogue, including tributes to Jaco Pastorius and Tower of Power, and music from his collaboration with prog rock drummer Gavin Harrison. Expect some surprise guest soloists.
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