Gabriel Garrick

Trumpet & Flugelhorn

The Gabriel Garrick Big Band Showreel Part 1

 These showreel films were taken from footage of a gig appearance at The London Jazz Festival 2014 in The Hideaway Club, London. 

The Gabriel Garrick Big Band Showreel Part 2

                               The Gabriel Garrick Big Band

The 'Gabriel Garrick Big Band' is the natural evolution of the Michael Garrick Big Band or Jazz Orchestra which began life in 1985 in the Berkhamsted Civic Centre. 
Gabriel played in the band under his Dad's leadership for 17 years and assisted in the management of it for the last 5 years of Mike's life. 

The big band is a totally unique affair. Mike has written in excess of 150 charts for it and his writing has been many times compared with that of Ellington's, who indeed was his biggest love and inspiration.  Subtle use of textures, particular mastery of woodwinds, and writing for the many different individuals who have played with the band over the years are some of Garrick's nuances along with an unashamed and unforced English streak that quietly shines through it all. 

The band also has an extensive pad of around 100 Ellington arrangements as well as a general pad of the same number of swing and mainstream repertoire. This means that the band can truly cater for most needs!

 

The 'Gabriel Garrick Big Band' is the natural evolution of the Michael Garrick Big Band or Jazz Orchestra which began life in 1985 in the Berkhamsted Civic Centre. 
Gabriel played in the band under his Dad's leadership for 17 years and assisted in the management of it for the last 5 years of Mike's life. 

The big band is a totally unique affair. Mike has written in excess of 150 charts for it and his writing has been many times compared with that of Ellington's, who indeed was his biggest love and inspiration.  Subtle use of textures, particular mastery of woodwinds, and writing for the many different individuals who have played with the band over the years are some of Garrick's nuances along with an unashamed and unforced English streak that quietly shines through it all. 

The band also has an extensive pad of around 100 Ellington arrangements as well as a general pad of the same number of swing and mainstream repertoire. This means that the band can truly cater for most needs!

Gabriel adds his own originals and arrangements and is creating his own library.

 

Photo Gallery of the Big Band HERE

Gabriel Garrick Big Band

The Big Band at Berkhamsted Jazz Club on the 17th December 2011. In three parts:

(Click on each part for the film footage) 

PART 1

PART 2

PART 3 

This concert took place just over a month after Mike passed. As providence would have it the diary was full at this time leaving Gabriel with plenty to get his teeth into. Whilst this was the best possible scenario in terms of the continuance and forward momentum of the band, as one can imagine, it was a trying time emotionally and this performance illustrates this in no small measure.