Date Posted... Feb 14th 2020

Exceptional performances at Jazz Concert

Spurred on by Mr Thomson’s infectious enthusiasm, the Jazz Concert gets bigger and better each year with pupils from all ages performing both instrumental and vocal jazz in a live setting.

This complete immersion into the language of Jazz created a number of high-level performances throughout the night, with the enjoyment of playing live jazz shining through at all times.

The evening included a collection for the Australian Red Cross, helping with disaster relief and recovery work following the bush fire tragedy.

Live performances by:

Junior Band, Conductor: Peter Thomson

C Jam Blues, Duke Ellington arr. Rick Stitzel

Junior Band and B Natural, Conductor: Peter Thomson

Skyfall, Adele Adkins/Paul Epworth arr. Roger Holmes

Clarinet Choir and Saxophone Ensemble, Director: Rebecca Brenton

Londonderry Air, Trad. arr. Karen Street

Samba Band, Director: Steve Weeks

Samba Rock, Traditional

Millie and Harry Danielsen

Somewhere over the Rainbow, Harold Arlen

Flute Choir, Director: Rebecca Sampson

You’ve got a friend in me, Randy Newman arr. M. Oriss

Jazz Group, Ben, Louis, Alice & Calum

All Blues, Miles Davis

Jazz Group, Romano, James, Alfie, Monty & Ben

I Wish, Stevie Wonder
Strasbourg St Denis, Roy Hargrove
Lingus, Snarky Puppy

Jazz Orchestra, Conductor Peter Thomson

Birdland, Josef Zawinul, arr. Larry Kerchner
In a sentimental mood, Duke Ellington, arr. Mike Tomaro
Don’t Rock the Boat, Lenny Niehaus
Amazing Grace, Traditional, arr. Rob Nield
Stolen Moments, Oliver Nelson, arr. Paul Jennings
Children of Sanchez, Chuck Mangione, arr. Keith Foley