As part of the Wigmore Lates programme, Julian Bliss will be performing with his sextet on the 18th July 2014 at 10:15pm.
Julian leads his sextet through some of the great tunes of the swing era, staying true to the authentic feel but with a modern twist. Having become enamoured with the music of Benny Goodman as a child, Bliss formed his band in partnership with pianist Neal Thornton three years ago. ‘We spent months listening to every version of each tune we could find, and putting together our own versions while still being mindful of the light and fun feel Goodman captured all those years ago,’ he recalls.
The album A Tribute to Benny Goodman was recorded in 2011 and released on Signum Records in June 2012 to critical acclaim from both jazz and classical reviewers.
More information is available at wigmore-hall.org.uk.