6 April 2014

University of Greenwich Big Band - Charity Concert: Big Band, Chemistry, And All That Jazz

Organised by:

 SCI's London Group in partnership with the RSC Kent Section, The University of Greenwich Chemistry Department and the Alumni Association University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich Medway Campus, Kent, UK

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In an exciting two-hour programme, the University of Greenwich Big Band brings its style of music to the historic Chatham Medway Campus, where it will play signature numbers representing early jazz, ragtime, dance and big band favourites in the old Pembroke Building Ward Room.

Come and hear about the history of Big Band and Jazz, and lesser known information on key musicians with a 'chemical' history, and how chemistry has helped with making musical instruments.

Big Band Manager, Dr Fred Parrett - (SCI and RSC) - has put the presentation together linking the two seemingly unrelated topics of music and chemistry. Enjoy researched images from archives, old film footage and a plethora of little known facts and sit back and listen to great jazz and swing played by the Band.

Venue and Contact

University of Greenwich

The Ward Room, Pembroke Building
University of Greenwich Medway Campus 
Kent, ME4 4TB


Fred Parrett

Tel: +44(0) 208 460 2116

Email: bigband@gre.ac.uk


Tickets are FREE but there will be a collection for the Rochester Wisdom Hospice. Tickets are limited by lecture theatre seating and are allocated on a request basis.

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An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.