The Mike Westbrook Big Band’s annual Xmas extravaganza
takes place on December 11th at the band’s new home,
The Barnfield Theatre, in the centre of Exeter. See Diary.
More information about the Big Band
Phil Minton, Kate Westbrook, Billy Thompson, Karen Street, Steve Berry and Mike Westbrook will be performing the William Blake settings at St Giles-In-The-Fields, London
on February 8th and Le Rocher de Palmier, Bordeaux on February 11th.
Tickets for the London concert are now available from See Tickets
More information about Glad Day
What they are saying about THE SERPENT HIT
Some of our foremost Jazz writers respond to the new album.
See the the articles by
Richard Williams, Chris Parker, John Fordham, Dave Gelly, Stephen Graham,
Duncan Heining and Andy Robson.
More information about The Serpent Hit & The CD
We remember Lindsay Cooper who died on September 18th with
film of her in The Cortege with the Mike Westbrook Orchestra in 1982.
The latest edition of the informer is now online.
It can also be downloaded in PDF format.
- Westbrook Jazz on Film
This 10 - minute film of the river, filmed by Will Halfacree with music score by Mike Westbrook can now be viewed on the website at:
Selected Highlighs from Kate Westbrook's Neoteric Music Hall:
Oceans, Straits Currents and Seas
The Devil and the Canny Lad
My Lazy Goodheart
The complete version of the Westbrook Trio's take on the Cole Porter classic, filmed live in St Etienne in 1993:
The Paris Interview 'Passent a Table ' Jazz Magazine
Download a PDF copy (In French)
Stan Willis has uploaded two films of saxophonist Lou Gare improvising.
Do take a look:
We are featuring some photographs (courtesy of Martin Smith and Frank Eichler), of The Mike Westbrook Big Band at Hannahs at Seale Hayne taken during the performance of "Rossini Re-loaded" on May 12th.
Big Band Photos
We have just added a new gallery of
photos of the Mike Westbrook Brass Band from the early days of the band. All the photos feature the late Lol Coxhill.
Brass Band photo gallery