The Study of Touch (10 mins)
Django Bates piano
Peter Bruun drums, Proms debut artist
Petter Eldh double bass, Proms debut artist
Norrbotten Big Band
Ashley Slater vocalist, Proms debut artist
Twenty-six years after his first Proms appearance, with his big band Loose Tubes, jazz pianist and composer Django Bates returns with his own trio in a new partnership with the Grammy-nominated Norrbotten Big Band from northern Sweden. Together they present a celebration of Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker – bebop pioneer and beloved hero of Bates – adding their own spin on Parker classics such as ‘Confirmation’ ‘Scrapple from the Apple’ and ‘Donna Lee’, interleaved with Bates’s own compositions, fast becoming part of the jazz canon.