Jazz Session – Loosen Up Featuring Derby Jazz

10/10/2020, 6pm – 9:30pm Market Place

Enjoy the same great alfresco dining experience, with the sounds of Derby Jazz.

“Joy is the message” Dennis Rollins MBE

The fabulously funky Loosen Up is an eleven piece acoustic street band, produced by Derby Jazz during the lockdown. Created to both raise the spirits of people in Derby and to create paid work for some of the East Midlands best jazz musicians.

Dennis Rollins was commissioned to write new music and direct the band and briefed to “bring joy to the people of Derby”.

Well known on the UK and international jazz scenes for his versatility and muscular approach to the trombone. Dennis has worked with Courtney Pine, Baba Maal, Jamiroquai, US3, Brand New Heavies, Blur and the legendary Maceo Parker Band.

The ten other members of the band: two trumpets, two trombones, three saxophones a sousaphone and two drummers have between them toured in; The Specials, The Beautiful South, circus bands, and directed the Matthew Herbert Big Band in the worlds leading concert halls.

Let the slightly better times roll!


£20 per table (up to 6 people)


Doors 6pm
Stage 7.30pm – 8.15pm
Stage 8.45pm – 9.30pm


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