A big band on stage, lit in red
New Regency Orchestra by Sophie Jouvenaar
Past Event

New Regency Orchestra

+ DJ Lex Blondin (Total Refreshment Centre)
Sun 15 May 2022
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Over the past year, this incendiary 20-piece ensemble have torn up the big-band rulebook.

Featuring a formidable and evolving cast of jazz and Latin music talent, the New Regency Orchestra play a hard-blowing style for hard times. 

The band is curated by DJ/compiler Lex Blondin, founder of Hackney's much-loved underground venue Total Refreshment Centre and now the popular Church of Sound night. Co-led by multi-percussionist Crispin Spry Robinson, the NRO will perform Afro-Cuban classics to a standing audience free to move to their blistering UK jazz energy.

'Remember New Regency Orchestra. See how they grow in the next six months!'
DJ Gilles Peterson
'Extremely full-on.'
Time Out
'A hepcat big band with a vibe straight out of the Nuyorican barrios...a killer rhythm section, mighty wall of horns and moments of sparkling call-and-response between instruments and dancers - given a 21st century London twist with new influences, arrangements and attitude.'
Evening Standard