The latest Living Story Music production is nine songs inspired by Bulgakov’s depiction of the devil’s May Ball in his novel The Master and Margarita, creating a devilish celebration of the trombone. The music draws on the roots of jazz and blues, with songs that will have you up and dancing, albeit with moments of chaos and darkness. At given points in various songs the trombone trio will be enhanced by a huge trombone choir, the sheer noise of which will make you join in the march of this macabre parade.
Performances will be preceded by two workshops. During the first of these absolute beginner trombonists will have the opportunity to learn to play. They can then join the experienced players in the second workshop to practise parts for the show, as well as joining in with jazz improvisation. Following this all participants will be invited to join in creating trombone chaos at given points in the Midnight Parade performance.
First performance – 6th May 2019 as part of the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival. Workshops at 1 and 2pm, performance at 3pm. United Reformed Church , Castlegate, Clitheroe, BB7 1AZ. For more information visit – https://www.rvjazzfestival.co.uk/2019/05/The-Midnight-Parade-Trombone-Spectacular.html
Some close harmony singing at the end of a day’s recording for the Midnight Parade.