BBC Concert Orchestra - Family concert- Is This Jazz?

LONDON Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road


This fun-filled family afternoon asks the question what is jazz and where do we find it? Jazz in film, jazz in the club, jazz in the concert hall and even jazz on the TV in your living room – together we’ll journey around town, opening doors to find secret, sneaky jazz hiding all around us! You’ll have the chance to sing along and take part in some body percussion, and be the first people to hear a brand-new piece of music by saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes, written just for this special concert.

A real mix of music – TV theme tunes, Mambo and Summertime from Bernstein and Gershwin, film hits from Toy Story and La La Land, favourites from Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie and even some Shostakovich

With something for everyone, you’ll leave the concert knowing a lot more about jazz and hopefully craving more.

Pete Letanka - presenter

Trish Clowes - saxophone

Holly Mathieson - conductor

Part of our 25 for 25 commissioning programme.

  • 25 for 25 New Music Matters