21st July 2017: Mike Gibbs Big Band – 80th Birthday Celebration English Tour – Sept 24 – 29

We’re happy to share the news that revered composer, conductor, producer and arranger Mike Gibbs is set to celebrate his 80th birthday with a number of celebrations in Europe, UK and the USA and we’re producing his 6-date English tour with full big band and  live video recording planned for September 29th in Southampton. During his career spanning more than four decades Gibbs’ work has included projects with Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, Joni Mitchell, Whitney Houston, John Schofield and Peter Gabriel.  Click here to learn more about Mike’s release on Whirlwind from a few years back.



Trumpets: Ryan Quigley, Henry Lowther, Percy Pursglove, Nick Smart

Trombones: Mark Bassey, Jeremy Price, Rory Ingham, Richard Henry (bass trombone)

Saxophones: Jason Yarde (alto/soprano), John O’Gallagher (alto), Julian Siegel (tenor/bass clarinet), Alex Garnett (tenor/baritone)

French horn & accordion: Jim Rattigan

Guitar: Mike Walker

Bass: Michael Janisch

Piano: Hans Koller

Drums: Andrew Bain



24 Sep –  Scarborough Jazz Festival
25 Sep –  Vortex London
26 Sep –  Watermill Jazz Club, Dorking
27 Sep –  Vortex, London
28 Sep –  CBSO Centre, Birmingham
29 Sep –  Turner Sims Concert Hall, S’hampton