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Julian Bliss Septet

The Julian Bliss Septet was formed in 2010 and quickly became known for their trademark inspiring jazz-fuelled shows which have captivated audiences across the globe. Their dazzling virtuosity, extraordinary musicianship and charming humour shines through their programmes of swing, Latin, American and jazz music. The band has played at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals around the world, including the famous Ronnie Scott’s and Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Bermuda Jazz Festival and on multiple US tours to sold-out clubs and concert halls including Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York).

The Septet’s early shows were inspired by the great Benny Goodman whose iconic music captivated Julian Bliss as a young musician. Taking a fresh, modern approach to Goodman’s work, the Septet’s first album 'The King of Swing' and live performances were enjoyed by audiences and critics alike, and these programmes remain in great demand today. Expanding their repertoire and working with new genres of music, the group used their mastery of Western classical, swing and jazz to complement the rich heritage of Latin and wider American traditions. Their programme of new arrangements of Gershwin and his contemporaries includes music from Porgy and Bess, Rhapsody in blue and long-time favourites—I got rhythm, Embraceable you and Lady be good: timeless classics.

Showcasing some of the much-loved music that has come from the movies, the Septet has put together a new show 'Hooray for Hollywood'. Starting with silent film and the early 'talkies', the band echoes music from wartime and Fred Astaire films, musicals and even the classic Disney blockbusters. This toe-tapping, romantic programme of glorious nostalgia and great music features tunes such as Cheek to cheek, As time goes by, Sing, sing, sing, Days of wine and roses and My favourite things.


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