Big Band Jazz with Horn Factory
Since 1998, Horn Factory have been bringing together some of the area’s top musicians to create their own distinct brand of fast-moving, hard-hitting, foot-tapping contemporary big band jazz.
Horn Factory perform an impressive and extensive range of contemporary big band jazz by composers such as Buddy Rich, Bob Mintzer, Quincy Jones, Oliver Nelson, Maynard Ferguson, James Morrison, Bobby Shew, Sammy Nestico and Gordon Goodwin, plus arrangements of music normally associated with smaller groups, including Thelonius Monk, Joe Henderson, Chuck Mangione, Chick Corea and Horace Silver.
Most of the charts have been composed in the last 15 years, bringing the big band genre right up to date with music that absolutely crackles with energy!
“There are plenty of bands around offering doses of Miller, Dorsey and Basie material . . . Horn Factory specialise in up-to-date, modern numbers.” – Alan Crumpton
“Suffolk big band Horn Factory are going from strength to strength. There was standing room only for their impressive performance.” – Stephen Foster, East Anglian Daily Times
Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club
Church Street (off Head Street) - Colchester