Fergus Quill Big Band Chaos

February 24, 2024
12:00 pm

On Saturday 24 February, at Woolwich Works from 12:00-14:00, bassist and bandleader Fergus Quill is running a huge open Big Band session. Fresh from winning the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award for 2023 with his Imaginary Big Band, Fergus is bringing together 30+ musicians aged between 14-25 to join the world’s biggest Big Band. 


Come along if you play with us regularly, or have never before but would like to see what it’s like. Just hit this link to send us an email to let us know you’re coming, and your instrument. 

 

Watch Ferg’s Imaginary Big Band play here.

Event details

Event date:
February 24, 2024

Event time:
12:00 pm

Woolwich Works

The Fireworks Factory, 11 No. 1 Street,

London SE18 6HD

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