Kickstarter on its way
There will be a Kickstarter campaign to contribute to the cost of making the album, going live in early December. Keep your eyes peeled for for information, including donation perks!
Freddie to record debut album
The music has been written, the studio booked, the band are rehearsed, and they're ready to go! The debut album "Transient" from Freddie is being recorded on 20th December at the fantastic Curtis Schwartz's studio. The usual suspects Tom Cawley, Calum Gourlay and James Maddren will be joining him to lay down some original compositions.
Freddie was interviewed by Peter Vacher of Jazzwise magasine for November's issue...head to your local newsagent to pick up a copy now to find out more. You also get a seductive photo of Maria Schneider!
London Jazz Festival entering full swing...
The London Jazz Festival is soon to kick off and Freddie is featured in a variety of concerts. You can catch him at St James' Theatre payig hommage to the great Clifford Brown, at the Elgin playing the music of Miles Davis' "Birth of the Cool" or at Cadogan Hall as part of a tribute the Canadian trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, who sadly passed away last year. All gig details for November and December are on the website
Freddie's Quartet takes off...
Freddie's Quartet has reached new heights with a monthly residency at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club. Freddie will be hosting 'the Late Late Show' on September 17th and October 22nd, with more dates to come! With a debut album in the pipeline, this year promises to be a big one for Freddie and the band.
Freddie at the Proms!
Freddie was chosen to perform at the Royal Albert Hall again as part of the BBC Proms 2015 programme. The band featured great British jazz musicians from across the many genres of jazz, meeting together to tell the Story of Swing with two big bands! The concert is available on BBC iPlayer...here is a clip of Freddie soloing on Count Basie's "Every Tub" in the Battle of the Big Bands from 2014...
New endorsement from Fohqudill
Freddie is the proud owner of a new Fohqudill Flugelhorn, courtesy of Daniel Lambert!
Freddie Gavita Quartet in Concert
Freddie's Quartet are performing In Hampstead part of a joint initiative between Hampstead Arts Festival and the London Jazz Festival. The band features piano master Tom Cawley, Calum Gourlay on double bass and James Maddren on drums. You can get your tickets here! http://www.hampsteadartsfestival.com/events/music/freddie-gavita-jazz-quartet.html
Paloma Faith Tour announced...
Paloma Faith begins her UK tour in November, and Freddie is joining her! Check out the "Gigs" section for more details, or visit http://www.palomafaith.com/tour/
Fletch's Brew "39 and 47" on sale!
The album is out, and you can buy it online, from Ronnie Scott's or from one of us! Visit the "Get in Touch" page to find out more...
Fletch's Brew "Kickstarter" victory!
Fletch's Brew, the Ronnie Scott's weekend favourites, are recording an album at last! The money was successfully raised through crowdfunding website "Kickstarter," and the record will be out by the end of the year. Check out this video of the band recording 'Midnight Brew' at the Cowshed!
London Jazz Festival
The London Jazz Festival hits full swing in mid November, and you can catch Freddie performing in a wide variety of music in this year's programme. Check out Stan Sulzmann's Neon Orchestra, Troyka's new big band "Troykestra," The Charlier Parker Dial Sessions concert, under the curation of Alex Webb, Sam Jesson's Monk and Mingus big band project "Noise Union," Dan Nicholls' "Money Jungle" and Dan Messore's "A View from the Tower." Of course Fletch's Brew continue their Friday and Saturday night residency at Ronnie Scott's throughout the festival.
Le Week-end hits cinemas around the UK...
The film features Freddie in his first major film release, playing a Miles Davis-esque role on Jeremy Sams' score. The film has been very well received in the UK and abroad, with showings at the Toronto Film Festival, BFI festival and and New York Film Festival. Director Roger Michell in an interview for the Curzon cinemas magazine said "We were lucky to chance upon Freddie Gavita, this absolutely super trumpet player, in a session, who delivers a moody, muted and atmospheric sound."
Freddie features in ITV's Downton Abbey
Hit 1920s drama Downton Abbey returns to the little screen this Autumn, and there's jazz in the air! Freddie fills the trumpet chair when a roaring 20s jazz band visits the stately home, playing on the soundtrack as well as on camera. The music was recorded at Angel Studios, and the scenes were filmed on location at Highclere House and at Ealing Television Studios. You can read an interview with Freddie on his Downton experiece here...
Callum Au Big Band Album on sale
World class arranger and trombonist Callum Au has just released his album, recorded at Angel Studios in London and featuring Nigel Hitchcock, Pete Long, Gareth Lockrane, Emma Smith and Iain Mackenzie. The album contains Callum's new West Side Story Suite, as well as an original composition by Freddie entitled Beloved. You can buy Callum's record here....
Mingus Big Band @ Ronnie Scott's
Freddie was lucky enough to be asked to sit in with the Mingus Big Band at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (thanks to Philip Harper) during their recent stint at the club. Playing along side longstanding members Alex Sipiagin, Boris Koslov, Conrad Hervig, Jaleel Shaw, Greg Gisbert and many others, here is some grainy video footage of Freddie blowing on Mingus' "Boogie Stop Shuffle"
BBC Children in Need
The Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra will be providing the house band for a special Terry Wogan show, broadcast on Radio 2, from the Savoy Theatre, London. Special guests including Dionne Warwick, Leona Lewis, Tim Minchin, The Overtones, Matt Cardle, James Torme, plus Melanie C and Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls, all performing live on stage.
Freddie will be performing with the great Mulatu Astake at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, on November 17th, 2012!
Seth MacFarlane with the Ronnie Scott's Big Band
Freddie appeared with Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, on August 30th at Ronnie Scott's. The concert also featured guest drummer Peter Erskine (Weather Report, Steps Ahead, Joni Mitchell).