Gareth Lockrane Big Band
Gareth Lockrane - flutes, compositions
Andy Greenwood, Tom Walsh, Martin Shaw, Nick Smart
Barnaby Dickinson, Mark Nightingale, Trevor Mires, Lewis Edney
Alex Garnett, Graeme Blevins, James Gardiner-Bateman, Nadim Teimoori, Richard Shepherd
Ross Stanley - keyboards
Ryan Trebilcock - bass
Ian Thomas - drums
Gareth Lockrane has formed his own big band, a fruition of all of his musical interests - combining his cinematic influences of greats such as Jerry Fielding, Lalo Schifrin and Bernard Herrmann with the soul jazz and unrestrained improvisatory nature of Grooveyard and the intricate through-composed nature of his septet writing. Making their debut in the 2008 London Jazz Festival and influenced by, amongst others, Gil Evans, Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler, Jim McNeely, Thad Jones, Basie, Mingus and many more, the band blends heavy grooves and luscious orchestrations to spectacular effect. The band play almost exclusively Gareth's compositions and arrangements.
As a sideman, Gareth has been involved in many diverse projects - as a key member of the late great Bheki Mseleku's group during his last years from 2005 to 2008 and also with the James Taylor Quartet, Phil Robson's IMS Quintet featuring Mark Turner, as a featured soloist with Tommy Smith's Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Laurence Cottle's Big Band, bands led by Asaf Sirkis, Michael Janisch, Brian Charette, Kate Williams, Bokani Dyer, Guidade Palma, Heritage Orchestra, Callum Au Big Band, Georgia Mancio, Anita Wardell, Natalie Williams, Paul Booth, Gwilym Simcock Nonet and Big Band, Tom Richards Jazz Orchestra, The National Youth Jazz Orchestra and many more.