07 October 2016
Written by LADW
Live Jazz event at the BYMT, featuring performances by Buster Birch and his band, New GenerationBig Band band, individual jazz solo perofrmances, David Gauld & friends, Quinto Piani, and plenty more for all jazz lovers.
Screening of Buster Keaton's silent movie accompanied by specially arranged jazz score.
Drinks can be purchased from the bar.
3pm with David Gauld and friends
4pm with Buster Birch and his quintet
7pm LIVE GIG and DINNER
Ticketed event - £15 (the afternoon workshops are free to attend. Tickets are required for the evening performance and include dinner)
"This show is not just a surprise, it’s a real treat... This audience loved it – I defy anyone not to." CHRIS HOWES - Brook Theatre, Chatham
"from the beginning there were cheers and whooping in response to the playing and films. A great evening." DEIRDRE CARTWRIGHT - Blow The Fuse
"Buster Plays Buster was simply one of those nights that will be remembered long after the last note was played. I don’t think anyone present could have anticipated being entertained with music of such quality and sensitivity that, at times, had the power to bring tears to the eyes... What a great evening of top class entertainment" JAN STANYON - Eynsford Village Hall
"Funny. Breathtaking. Delightful." DEAN CLOUGH - Halifax Festival Buster Plays Buster is a show by London jazz drummer Buster Birch that debuted in March 2011 and involves The Buster Birch Quartet performing jazz standards live to the screening of a Buster Keaton classic silent movie. The music is arranged for the group, scored out and sync'd to the movie, but also features plenty of improvised solos from the musicians. This creates a cohesive work which merges the two art forms in to a unique experience for the audience. The movie featured in all of the shows to date has been "Sherlock Jr" but a new score for "Steamboat Bill Jr" will be premiered at The Watermill Jazz Club in Dorking on 11 October 2016.
PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY HANDELSBANKEN