Winston Rollins director (Big Band)
Byron Wallen director (Jazz Orchestra)
Tonight’s concert showcases the talents of the new generation of jazz students in an exciting double bill of Trinity Laban’s celebrated large ensembles.
Winston Rollins directs the Trinity Laban Big Band in an eclectic set of big band repertoire. Byron Wallen leads the Trinity Laban Jazz Orchestra in a performance of his own newly commissioned original music.
Over the past decade, Trinity Laban jazz graduates have reinvigorated the UK jazz scene and gained worldwide acclaim: artists such as Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia, Xhosa Cole, Laura Jurd, and Deschanel Gordon, and bands like Empirical and Ezra Collective.
Musicians coming through Trinity Laban have recently claimed numerous awards and nominations, including two BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Awards, multiple Jazz FM Awards, Parliamentary Jazz Awards and MOBO Awards, and the Mercury Prize in 2023, the first ever to go to a jazz group.