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Bristol Aquarium

Jazz Under the Sea - Limited additional tickets released!

Join us at Bristol Aquarium for a special night of jazz under the sea!

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Jazz Under the Sea - Limited additional tickets released!
Jazz Under the Sea - Limited additional tickets released!

Time & Location

09 Mar 2024, 18:30

Bristol Aquarium, Anchor Rd, Bristol BS1 5TT, UK

About the Event

We're taking over the Bristol Aquarium for a special evening of jazz under the sea! With the help of our special guests trumpeter Jonny Bruce and trombonist John Roberts, we'll be playing a wide selection of big band pieces, from 60's to present day.

Tickets will include access to the Coral Seas exhibition prior to the concert. The doors will open at 18:30, and the show will start at 19:30.

Bristol based trumpeter Jonny Bruce is one of the most in demand players on the scene today. Working as both a soloist and a lead player in a variety of musical contexts, Jonny has received much critical acclaim for his fiery trumpet work. He is fluent in the whole history of jazz trumpet as he demonstrated some years back in his Trumpet Kings project, in which he covered pieces from Louis Armstrong to Freddie Hubbard. He’s a featured soloist with Moscow Drug Club, as well as maintaining a busy freelance career.

From Bobby Shew, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis to Kelis and Illa J, his trumpet has seen him perform at venues and festivals across the world with many greats from a variety of genres. Aside from his big band and small group work he is a passionate educator, the Musical Director of the Bristol Community Big Band, and his trumpet has recently been featured on the BBC drama series The Outlaws.

American trombonist John Roberts is Head of Faculty and Professor of Low Brass at MSU Billings, teaching Music Theory, Aural Perception, Jazz Ensemble, Commercial Ensemble, World Music courses and more.   He is active in the Montana and Los Angeles performing and studio scenes as a bandleader, studio musician and composer/arranger. John is currently recording and composing for his next album, part of which was recorded in Santiago de Cuba and Los Angeles.  This record will be a collaboration between Cuban, Congolese, Los Angeles and Montana artists.

John has performed in all 50 of the United States and around the world, including; Mexico, South America, Israel, Cuba, India, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia and Africa. Notable venues include the Lincoln Center in New York, Pantages Theatre, Kodak Theatre, Roskilde, House of Blues, Blue Note, Apollo and Apollo London. Tours include his own band, John Roberts y Pan Blanco (Afro-Latin Soul), Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca (Congolese/Cuban), Bobby Womack (Soul), Los Pinguos (Argentina), The Temptations, Chaka Khan, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and more. Other performances and recordings include multiple Grammy and Emmy Award Shows, Chris Botti, LA Philharmonic, Feist, Sting, Dr. Dre, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Fallout Boy, Burt Bacharach, Bill Holman, The Ojays, Jill Scott, Christina Aguilera, The Today Show, NPR, PBS, Disney, and more.


  • General Admission

    Includes admission to the Coral Seas exhibit between 18:30-19:30.

    +£0.50 service fee
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