The Julian Bliss Septet
Gershwin: Tin Pan Alley and BeyondDiscover
Under the direction of Mark Armstrong, NYJO returns to Buxton, this time with their full 24-piece orchestra, including two vocalists. Their programme The Great American Songbook features iconic numbers from composers including George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer, each a masterclass of melody, lyric-writing, harmony, arrangement and performance. It is no wonder these accessible but subtle songs maintain their appeal even eighty years after they first appeared. The band will present a selection of original arrangements made famous by artists like Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as new arrangements made specially for NYJO. Instrumental, solo vocal and duet performances of songs like I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Old Black Magic and It’s De-lovely. These are interwoven with swinging jazz arrangements of Love for Sale, September in the Rain and many others for an entertaining evening of jazz and song.