NEWS

Strike Up The Band! A Mass Virtual Performance​ 

King’s College London Jazz Society presents ‘Strike Up the Band’ (Count Basie/Sammy Nestico).  The society has been working throughout lockdown on a number of virtual videos.  This performance invited musicians from across the world to perform with us.  ‘Strike Up the Band’ features over 80 musicians and over 100 recordings, from across four continents.  

 

The performance features students from across King’s College London and collaborates with performers from institutions including the Royal Northern College of Music, Stanford University, University of Huddersfield, University of Birmingham, University of Durham and many others. 

 

The video can be viewed on the KCL Jazz Society Facebook page, Twitter page and Instagram page.  

It can be viewed on YouTube here

Click here to read an article published on the King's College London website about the project. 

Click here to read an article by Camilla Alcini for the student magazine, ROAR News, about the project and the future of the Jazz Society. 

Moonlight Serenade Virtual Performance

 

During the Coronavirus lockdown, the band recorded two virtual performances.  The first performance is of Glenn Miller's 'Moonlight Serenade'.  It was organised, mixed and edited by the big band's trombonist Oscar Eastman and features Suzannah Letts on clarinet. 

The video is available to view on our social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

It can be viewed on YouTube here. 

Jazz Society features in ROAR Newspaper

 

The Jazz Society featured recently in an article in the King's College London student newspaper, ROAR. 

The article, written by Elena Veris Reynolds, explores the different ways performing arts societies at King's have adapted to life in the COVID-19 crisis.  

The article is available to view here. 

Collaboration performance of John Cage's 4'33"

Members of the Jazz Society participated in collaboration with the King's College London Modern Music Society in a performance of John Cage's 4'33".  

The performance, conducted by Will Douglas, is available to view on facebook here. 

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