Alex Wilson Salsa Orchestra
Saturday 11 August – gates open 6pm
at Swindon Bowl, Town Gardens
In advance: £11 and £9. Family £36
On day of concert: £13 and £11. Family: £44.00
Available from Arts Centre 01793 614837
Tourist Information Centre 01793 530328
Pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader Alex Wilson is one of the leading names on the UK jazz and Latin scenes, performing with everyone from Courtney Pine to Cleveland Watkiss. Now he brings his 12-piece orchestra to the Swindon Bowl in Old Town for a big-band salsa showdown delivering a scintillating fusion of jazz and authentic Cuban music…the results are exhilarating, with the music’s infectious Latin colours and rhythms beefed up by some meaty jazz soloing.
With a driving rhythm section, sensational vocal front line and full brass contingent, this powerhouse ensemble showcases soul-salsa hits from Alex's new album, including salsa dura title track 'Inglaterra'. This is hot contemporary salsa with a drive and rhythm rarely heard in UK salsa bands.
In addition to Alex Wilsons' audacious performance, salsa lovers can also enjoy a pre-show early evening salsa workshop from Salsa Diablito.