Pasadena Roof Orchestra
Friday 21st April at 8.00 pm
The King's Church, Amersham
Sponsored by Marian and Gordon Pell
‘For the PRO I have nothing but praise,
They brilliantly evoked an array of 20’s and
30’s musical styles’
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
With an unparalleled reputation across the UK, Europe and beyond, for over 50 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra has been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s to critical acclaim.
Featuring an all-star cast of musicians, led by vocalist and bandleader Duncan Galloway, the orchestra takes to the road in 2022 and 2023 for a very special tour, celebrating their 50+ year history.
So where does the music of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra fit? It isn’t ‘pop’ (though some of it is). It isn’t contemporary ‘jazz’, though its roots are in jazz and dance music. It isn’t ‘classical’, yet it draws on the past for its material: classic jazz repertoire from Duke Ellington (long featured on BBC Radio 3), music from the Great American Songbook and the likes of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and Kern, which have become ‘standards’ in their own right, as have wonderful songs from Ray Noble, Hoagy Carmichael and a host of famous names.
This music is as good as any the Twentieth Century has to offer. In its way, this is the classical music of the Twentieth Century.
Tickets: £28, Students £5