Reece Clark & Friends return after a hiatus, inviting you to an evening where musical boundaries are pushed ever forward. The performance tonight is a tapestry of fresh arrangements interwoven with timeless classics, promising an experience that propels the audience onward into new musical realms.
This miniature big band, renowned for their dynamically rich and offbeat interpretations of pop and jazz standards, seamlessly navigates between the familiar and the avant-garde. Their affection for classic pop lyrics, contemporary harmonies, and robust swing rhythms is a testament to the band’s commitment to evolving sounds. Drawing inspiration from a diverse mix of artists including (but most definitely not limited to) Count Basie, Jacob Collier, Whitney Houston and local luminary Mace Francis, the result is a musical odyssey with influences that defies expectation and categorisation.
Each tune not only showcases the band’s prowess but becomes a stepping stone, a musical journey onward into uncharted territories. From killer musicianship to harmonising in 9 parts, the night promises an immersive experience that beckons you to join Reece Clark & Friends on their onward exploration. It’s not just a concert; it’s an invitation to venture into the unknown, fuelled by the harmonious fusion of tradition and innovation.
Reece Clark (composer/arranger, vocals, tenor saxophone)
Erin Royer (alto/tenor saxophone)
Sean Little (tenor saxophone)
Jess Herbert (baritone saxophone)
Chris Musitano (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Alex Parkinson (trombone)
Brodie Stewart (piano)
Alistair Peel (double bass)
Liam Hickey (drums)