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Rory Ingham, young jazz trombonist/composer based in London, is the winner of Rising Star in the 2017 British Jazz Awards, and was voted as a runner-up in the Trombonist of The Year 2016.
He has played with internationally-acclaimed musicians such as Elliot Mason, Dennis Rollins, Vincent Gardener, Rick Taylor, Claire Martin, Soweto Kinch, Newton Faulkner, Liane Carroll, and Dave Liebman. Rory has played with many ensembles including BBC Big Band, Mike Gibbs Big Band, London Jazz Orchestra and Syd Lawrence Orchestra. He has performed at prestigious venues/festivals across the UK and Europe, including Ronnie Scott's, 606 Club, The Vortex, Spice of Life, London Jazz Festival, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Hall, Leeds 02, Band on the Wall, Abbey Road Studios, Bridgewater Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and the Bimhuis, Amsterdam, where he was a featured soloist. Rory recently played at the International Trombone Festival in California, as a finalist in the Carl Fontana Jazz Trombone Competition.
In 2014, Rory set up the award-winning band Jam Experiment that have played at many high-profile British jazz festivals. They released their debut album in 2017!
He is currently studying jazz at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He holds a chair in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Rory is proud to be endorsed by Michael Rath Trombones.
The bandstand in The Regent's Park is located on Holme Green, between the boating lake and Inner Circle. It was moved from Richmond Park to The Regent's Park in the 1970s.
The Regent’s Park combines large open spaces with tree-lined pathways, formal gardens, and four children’s playgrounds. It has excellent sports facilities, and contains central London’s largest outdoor sports area.
Walk through the elegant flowerbeds in the Avenue Gardens, see more than 12,000 roses in Queen Mary’s Gardens, or hire a rowing boat and join the ducks on the boating lake. Visit the Open Air Theatre and London Zoo, then take a stroll up Primrose Hill for excellent views of the London skyline.
The park also provides a warm welcome for wildlife. It has a large wetland area and is home to around 100 species of wild bird and a breeding population of hedgehogs.
In 1982, the bandstand was the target of a terrorist attack. The IRA bombed the bandstand on 20th July 1982, killing seven soldiers and injuring 24 others during a concert by the band of the Royal Green Jackets. The bandstand is sometimes called the "Memorial Bandstand" in memory of the dead soldiers. There is a plaque that commemorates the seven bandsmen who were killed.
Two years after the bombing, the composer George Lloyd wrote Royal Parks For Brass Band, the second movement of which, In Memoriam is dedicated to the bandsmen who died. The piece still features in many band repertoires.
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