15th August 2017: MJ to appear in Mike Gibbs 80th Birthday Big Band England tour this Sept


MJ will be appearing as double bassist with the 18 piece big band under the direction of arranger, film scorer and conductor Mike Gibbs. All the information is below – tour is being produced by MJ’s label Whirlwind Recordings. 


Revered composer, conductor, producer and arranger Mike Gibbs is set to celebrate his 80th birthday with a number of celebrations in Europe, UK and the USA and Whirlwind Recordings is producing his 6-date English tour with full big band and live video recording planned for September 29th in Southampton. During his career spanning more than four decades Gibbs’ work has included projects with Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, Joni Mitchell, Whitney Houston, John Schofield and Peter Gabriel. Click here to learn more about Mike’s release on Whirlwind from a few years back.



Trumpets: Ryan Quigley, Henry Lowther, Percy Pursglove, Nick Smart

Trombones: Mark Bassey, Jeremy Price, Rory Ingham, Richard Henry (bass trombone)

Saxophones: Jason Yarde (alto/soprano), John O’Gallagher (alto), Julian Siegel (tenor/bass clarinet), Alex Garnett (tenor/baritone)

French horn & accordion: Jim Rattigan

Guitar: Mike Walker

Bass: Michael Janisch

Piano: Hans Koller

Drums: Andrew Bain



24 Sep – Scarborough Jazz Festival
25 Sep – Vortex London
26 Sep – Watermill Jazz Club, Dorking
27 Sep – Vortex, London
28 Sep – CBSO Centre, Birmingham
29 Sep – Turner Sims Concert Hall, S’hampton


Posted on Aug 15th, 2017 by Elaine.