About IC Big Band
IC Big Band is based in London and regularly performs in and around the capital. The band is made up of university students at Imperial College, and has gained an excellent reputation that is growing year on year.
Featuring at this year's London Jazz Festival, the band has competed in a number of national competitions, most recently winning the gold award at the finals of the National Concert Band Festival for the second time.
The band also regularly plays at private functions, including weddings, parties, corporate events, balls, and dinners. They also feature in charity concerts and perform at student venues across the country. The styles they play cover the range of big band jazz including swing, Latin, funk and contemporary.
Each year the band travels abroad, with previous tours to the Czech Republic, Croatia and Germany. In 2008 they visited Romania where they performed to raise money for Hospices of Hope, appearing on national television on two occasions. In 2010 the band traveled to China where they performed at the World Expo in Shanghai, as well as performing in Beijing in the same week. 2011 saw the band travel to Krakow, Poland, performing at jazz clubs within the city and the famous Alchemia and the band have recently returned from a successful tour to Istanbul which saw them perform in Nina and Araf.
If you would like to be kept up to date with gigs and event please join our mailing list by clicking here.
IC Big Band Gigs
The band play regular gigs in and around the London area, and are available to perform across the country. If you are interested in having the band play at your wedding, party, or corporate event, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Saturday 22nd June, IC Big Band at the Summer Ball, Queen's Tower Rooms, Imperial College London
Thursday, 21st March, 8pm, Easter Gig, Imperial College Union
Thursday, 21st February, 8pm, Imperial Fringe Afterparty, Imperial College Union
Monday, 18th February, 1pm, Towering Big Band, Queen's Tower, Imperial College
Thursday, 13th December, 8pm, Christmas Festival Gig, Imperial College Union
Thursday, 4th Oct 2012, 7pm, Fresher's Gig, Imperial College Union
3-10th July 2012, Summer Tour to Istanbul
Friday, 6th July 2012, Nina, Istanbul, as part of Summer Tour
Saturday, 7th July 2012, Nina, Istanbul, as part of Summer Tour
Monday, 9th July 2012, Araf, Istanbul, Small Group Event, as part of Summer Tour
Thursday, 28th June 2012, 8pm, Spice of Life, Soho, London
Saturday, 23rd June 2012, 9:30pm, Imperial College Summer Ball 2012, Imperial College London
Thursday, 21st June 2012, 8pm, IC Big End of Term Band, Metric, Imperial College London
Friday, 17th March 2012, 7pm, Dance Society Ball, Queen's Tower Rooms, Imperial College London
Thursday, 22nd Mar 2012, 7pm, End of Term Special, Metric @ Imperial College London
Thursday, 15th Dec 2011, 8pm, Christmas Extravaganza, Metric @ Imperial College Union
Sunday, 2nd Oct 2011, 1pm, The Bull's Head, Barnes, London
Thursday, 6th Oct 2011, 8pm, Freshers Gig, Imperial College Union
Tuesday, 13th Sept 2011, 9:30pm, Summer Tour @ Pod Jaszczurami Klub, Krakow, Poland
Monday, 12th Sept 2011, Summer Tour (as an ICBB Octet) @ Alchemia, Krakow, Poland
Saturday, 10th September 2011, Summer Tour @ Harris Jazz Bar, Krakow, Poland
Saturday, 18th June 2011, Imperial College Summer Ball, Prince's Gardens stage
To listen to live recordings of the band, please use the media player at the bottom of the page. We will update the player with recent recordings of the band so keep checking back.
Booking IC Big Band for Your Event
If you are interested in booking IC Big Band for your event, please send us an email so we can discuss your requirements and answer any questions you may have. The band consists of 5 saxes, 5 trombones, 5 trumpets, guitar, bass, piano, and drums, and is mobile throughout the UK. Our hire rate is extremely competitive and all you need to provide is electricity.
Although not under the IC Big Band name, we may be able to provide small group jazz ensembles if it would be more suited to your event. Please include as many details as possible when getting in touch.
Joining IC Big Band
At the start of each year IC Big Band will hold auditions for new members who wish to join the band, new members to Imperial College should find us at the Freshers Fair in the first week of term. Alternatively you can email us to register your interest and so we can arrange an audition time. Anyone is welcome to audition and even if you are not joining the University this year or have auditioned before we still want to hear from you.
If you are a horn player we are looking for players who are at least at a equivalent Grade 6 sight reading level, while for rhythm players we expect experience in playing in a big band and to be fluent in reading chord changes and notated music. The ability to improvise is not essential but is extremely desirable however we usually run workshops if you want to learn from professionals and fellow band members.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
To keep up to date with our public gigs, join our mailing list by clicking here.
For any other queries please contact us by emailing email@example.com.
|Gig Manager||-||Ben Ashby|
|Social Secretary||-||Conor Nelson|
|Tour Secretary||-||Gabriel Eve|