Sunday 13 May @Seven Arts Doors 1.30pm £10/8 (NUS £5)
The LUU Big Band is a Leeds University Union society, playing a variety of jazz, pop, and contemporary music. The band was formed in 1987 and has grown in popularity to become one of the most prestigious musical societies at the University. The line-up is that of a traditional big band, with a full rhythm section, five saxophones (two altos, two tenors and a baritone), four trombones, four trumpets and four singers.
This year has been very successful, with the band taking on a huge amount of new repertoire. This year’s musical directors, Charlie Knighton (trombone) and Johnny Whitehead (alto saxophone), have worked tirelessly since September, with emphasis on overall tone, and perfecting different styles for different charts. This has allowed the band to play a wide variety of new music, from traditional Count Basie swing charts to pop and disco songs from the likes of Chaka Kahn and Michael Jackson, along with some more challenging contemporary charts. The recent tour to Bergerac, France over Easter 2018 was received very well, with audiences saying it was the best the band had sounded for years. The band are really looking forward to playing at Seven Arts for what will be one of their final gigs of the year