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NTU Big Band Live with special guest, trombonist Dennis Rollins MBE

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Join trombonist extraordinaire Dennis Rollins MBE as he performs live at Metronome with NTU's award-winning Big Band! Get your glad rags on and start the weekend in style with all your big band favourites.

  • When: Friday 13 May 2022, 7.30 pm
  • Location: Metronome, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 1AP
  • Cost: £10, £5 NTU/Confetti students
  • Booking deadline: Friday 13 May 2022, 7.30 pm
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A great evening out – arrive early to get your pick of the seats, grab a drink from the bar, and sit back and enjoy the music!

Dennis Rollins MBE – trombone
NTU Big Band

Conductor: Pete Wraight

Dennis Rollins MBE– biography

A passionate performer and educator, British trombone player Dennis Rollins MBE has established a reputation as an artist of excellence, and has lent his unique and stylish talents to some of this country's, and indeed the world's, top jazz and pop personalities including Courtney Pine, Maceo Parker, Jamiroquai, US3, The Brand New Heavies, Blur, Monty Alexander, Pee Wee Ellis and Jean Toussaint.

Dennis is also a renowned bandleader. In 2006 his jazz / funk outfit Badbone & Co won the prestigious BBC Jazz Award for Best Band and the following year he picked up Trombonist of the Year at both the British Jazz Awards and the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Awards. Dennis was nominated twice in the 2008 Parliamentary Jazz Awards – for Jazz Musician of the Year and the Jazz Education Award; he won the latter. His other awards include, British Trombone Society Player of the year 2013 and Jazz Yorkshire Award 2012 for his band Velocity Trio.

Working as a solo artist, he's currently recorded five critically acclaimed albums. Three with his award-winning band Badbone & Co and two with his progressive jazz organ-trio, Velocity Trio. Dennis is currently composing music for his sixth album release with his brand new FUNKY-FUNK! groove ensemble. He's proud to be an exclusive endorsee of UK brass instrument maker, Michael Rath Trombones.

Doors: 7 pm
Start time:
7.30 pm
Running time: 90 minutes including a 30 minute interval
Age guidance: 14+

Tickets available via Gigantic: £10, £5 NTU / Confetti students

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Location details


Huntingdon Street


Curzon Street car park – NG3 1DG

Blue badge holders may park free for up to 4 hours.

Travel Info:

The nearest tram stop is at the Lace Market, 0.4 miles from the venue. Nottingham has Park & Ride car parks situated just outside the city, with a regular tram service running throughout the week. Go to to plan your journey. The tram network in Nottingham is also fully accessible.

Take your pick! Visit the Nottingham City Transport website to plan your route. Numerous services stop just outside the venue. The bus network in Nottingham is fully accessible.

Nottingham Station is 0.8 miles from Metronome. You’ll find plenty of taxis outside the station, or use your Uber app. The train station is also fully accessible.

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