Friday 14th July 8.00pm
‘The Great Drum Show’ comes to Wigan Jazz Festival – a history of big band / jazz drummers featuring music by Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Joe Morello, Louie Bellson, Art Blakey, Mel Lewis and others.
The Great Drum Show features a wonderfully eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire, including new arrangements of classic tunes, plus historic scores performed exactly as the composers intended.
From Ellington and Basie, via Buddy Rich, Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis, to more modern compositions from the likes of The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, and Tower of Power, which contain some of the most legendary drum parts ever recorded. Even Glenn Miller gets an updating and don’t be surprised if you hear a moment or two of Led Zeppelin, big band style!