In Scotland for the very first time! Beats & Pieces Big Band take the big band sound to places it’s never been before, with a distinctive blend of rocking energy and precise dynamics, infectious floor-filling rhythms and widescreen arrangements, and generous individual freedom and tight collective interplay.
Now in their 10th year, this exciting ensemble led by composer/conductor Ben Cottrell boasts 14 musicians with each player’s distinct musical background and individual voice being key to the collective band identity.
A driving force of the vibrant Manchester music scene and one of the most striking ensembles of its kind, the group continues to win new fans and friends across Europe and beyond.
Beats & Pieces is not an average ‘big band’ - rather a band that’s big!
“A big band with the feel and dynamics of a small group and the force and impact of an orchestra” - AJ Dehany, London Jazz News
“Fast becoming one of the foundations of the current UK jazz scene, Beats & Pieces make fun, grooving, high- impact music Mancunian style… continuing the great tradition of UK big bands” - Jez Nelson, BBC Jazz on 3