As Musical Director of the BBJO I like everyone in the Orchestra to be involved with the choice of music we play, from the classic libraries of Basie, Ellington, Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Ted Heath, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass and many others. Hits from the Great American Songbooks of George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, Irving Berlin and singers Frank Sinatra, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Sammy Davis Jr, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, Matt Monro, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Barbara Streisand are all part of the repertoire.

Brass Breakout is a great jazz orchestra with a tremendous feeling of cohesion and excitement, we love the part the crowd play and the adrenaline rush on the gig. “Music has got to be a reflection of the times and the world we live in, a mixture of elements, it has to be classy and tight but also improvisational and appeal to the crowd” We choose the music that challenges and excites the players, this reflects in the audience reaction, and this two-way interaction has real positives as the musicians excel in what they do best.

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