Academy Big Band

Nick Smart director
Dave Holland double bass
Chris Potter saxophone

One of the inaugural events in the Susie Sainsbury Theatre, the Jazz Department makes its first official debut in this new space with a concert featuring two legends of jazz and close associates of the Academy – Jazz Artist in Residence Dave Holland and Visiting Professor of Jazz Chris Potter. Renowned throughout the world and with countless awards between them, these two musicians have a relationship extending back more than 25 years. Featuring large-scale works by both musicians, the UK premiere of Dave Holland’s recent project with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band and new arrangements by Jim McNeely, this concert is the culmination of a week-long residency.

The concert opens with the presentation of Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music to Dave Holland.

Thanks to our Jazz Patron at Loudwater Partners for their generous support in making this event possible.

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