Beats & Pieces
Beats & Pieces combine the classic big band sound with influences as far reaching as John Zorn and Bjork. Moving effortlessly through dripping ballads, spiky riffs and slamming bass, this 14-strong troupe are set to "re-assure anyone who wonders whether the tradition can connect with a twentysomething audience that knows its Radiohead" (The Times).
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Following a storming London debut at Ronnie Scott's this summer, and a packed-out show at the London Jazz Festival, Beats & Pieces return in the spring with their debut album Big Ideas, proving that the big band tradition is alive and well, and moving into dramatic new territory.