Mike Westbrook

Mike Westbrook is a jazz pianist, composer, and writer of orchestrated jazz pieces. Together with Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath, Westbrook shared the role of house band at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

He became a key figure in the development of British jazz, producing several big-band records, with the newly formed Mike Westbrook Concert Band, between 1967 and 1969. In 1972/73 he worked in the context of his jazz-rock band Solid Gold Cadillac.

Mike was 80 years old in 2016 and as part of the celebrations recorded his first solo piano album for 40 years, entitled PARIS, recorded live over two nights in Paris by Jon Hiseman.

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