Join internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe in concert at Trinity.
For the seventh year running, the Len Phillips Big Band will once again come to Trinity School’s Concert Hall on Friday 4th March at 7.30pm. This 16 piece all-star swing orchestra will this year be joined by the singer and pianist described by Michael Parkinson as “truly remarkable”, Joe Stilgoe.
Son of Richard Stilgoe, Joe has recently finished a run playing himself in Kevin Spacey’s production of High Society at the Old Vic. His latest album “New Songs for Old Souls”, described as “modern nostalgia” is a collection of original compositions influenced by the music of the 40s, 50s and 60s “but then fitting that influence into the modern day to make a modern sound”. If the reviews are to be believed, he has succeeded. The album features many numbers with a full big band so Joe is understandably looking forward to this concert date in Croydon saying:
“I’m thrilled to be performing again with one of the best bands around, the mighty Len Phillips Big Band. Really looking forward to singing tracks from my new album with a roaring ensemble backing me; always exciting, and as we all know, music is best when it's live.”
Along with Joe’s material, the band will be showcasing music from the great swing era. Expect to hear the sounds of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton and Ted Heath. Other special guests, only recently announced, are leader of the Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, clarinettist Pete Long and trumpeter Enrico Tomasso.
The evening starts at 7.30pm in the Concert Hall, Trinity School, Shirley Park, Croydon CR9 7AT. Tickets are available in person from the school, by visiting www.lenphillipsbigband.co.uk or by calling 01342 523 003 (£15.50/over 60s £14/children £10).