We welcome the incredible Mike Lovatt, who will premiere his brand-new project the Brass Pack in Harrogate. An exciting new brass group inspired by the iconic 1958 Capitol Records album Billy May’s Big Fat Brass. This album featured Hollywood’s top studio musicians normally heard on Hollywood movies and albums with Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald.
Many players in this group have played together in the John Wilson Orchestra for many years and add their style and sophistication to this wonderful swinging sound. Never before performed live, the Brass Pack’s debut outing is not to be missed and promises to be an electrifying night of classic tunes as you’ve never heard them before. Hear music from Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits such as You Make Me Feel So Young, The Tender Trap and My Way, in an all new exciting arrangement for swinging Brass by Colin Skinner.
Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, Harrogate HG1 1QF
Mike Lovatt is a UK virtuoso trumpeter, recording artist, sought after teacher and musical director who is internationally recognized for his wide-ranging stylistic ability. He is Principal Trumpet of the BBC Big Band, Superbrass, Andrew Cottee’s Dreamtown Orchestra, and previously of the Grammy nominated John Wilson Orchestra. Mike featured as soloist on many film scores including most recently Marvel’s ‘Avengers Endgame’ and the Judy Garland biopic ‘Judy’. He is Professor of Trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music and visiting professor to several of the country’s top music schools.