American jazz legend, saxophonist Bob Mintzer takes to the stage backed by the National Youth Jazz Orchestra to play some of his iconic big band compositions and arrangements written over a fifty year career and rarely heard live in the UK.
Bob Mintzer has been an anchor to many of the world’s best big bands including those led by Buddy Rich, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis; tours with his fusion band Yellowjackets; is chief conductor of the WDR Big Band in Cologne and holds the Barbara and Buzz McCoy endowed chair at the USC Thornton School of Music. A true one-off show and a unique Woolwich Works collaboration!
Emma Rawicz is an award-winning young saxophonist and composer, already making waves on the UK music scene. She has been described as 'a force to be reckoned with' (Jazzwise) and 'a fast rising star' (London Jazz News). At the age of 20 she has already recorded her eagerly awaited debut album featuring Ant Law and her second album Incantation is due to be released in May 2022. Joining her on stage are Ant Law, Ivo Neame, Conor Chaplin and Jamie Murray.