Fri 10 - Sun 19 November 2017

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society

LONDON Kings Place (Hall One)
90 York Way
N1 9AG

To book, please ring the venue box office on 020 7520 1490 - the online booking system is down.

‘For a wholly original take on big band’s past, present and future, look to Darcy James Argue’ — so says Newsweek’s Seth Colter Walls. The Vancouver-born, Brooklyn-based composer and bandleader has toured nationally and internationally with his 18-piece ensemble, Secret Society, garnering countless awards and nominations and reimagining what a 21st-century big band can sound like.   Their long-awaited performance at this year’s Festival – only their second visit to the UK – follows a tremendous Festival concert back in 2010.

Real Enemies, released in the fall of 2016, earned a third consecutive Grammy nomination and has been praised as “wildly discursive, twitchily allusive, a work of furious ambition… deeply in tune with our present moment” by The New York Times’ Nate Chinen.

Proclaimed “a mind-blowing example of truly great, era-defining jazz composition, and a contender for album of the year” by London Jazz News’ John L. Walters, Real Enemies is a 13-chapter exploration of America’s fascination with conspiracy theories and the politics of paranoia. 

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