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NTU Big Band Live with trumpeter Nathan Bray

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Get your glad rags on and end the week in style with NTU Music's award-winning Big Band at Metronome. Enjoy swing and jazz classics at this event, featuring special guest – trumpeter Nathan Bray – performing your big band favourites. 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!

  • When: Friday 12 May 2023, 7.30 pm
  • Location: Metronome, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 1AP
  • Cost: £15 standard, £5 under 16s and NTU/Confetti students
  • Booking deadline: Friday 12 May 2023, 7.30 pm
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Event details

Join Nottingham Trent University's award-winning Big Band and professional trumpeter Nathan Bray, for this evening of swing and jazz at Metronome.

Nathan Bray has been a professional musician for 20 years, working as a lead trumpeter, jazz soloist, writer and an educator. He's currently lead trumpet for Guy Barker's jazz orchestra and plays with Pete Long's various outfits including the Ronnie Scott Big Band, Echo's of Ellington and The Benny Goodman show. Nathan performs regularly in the West End and recently finished playing in the pit orchestra for the hit show Sweeney Todd.

In the pop world he has recorded and played live with Will Young, Shirley Bassey, Jimmy Sommerville and Tim Minchin – most recently performing at Paloma Faith's sell-out concert at the O2 Arena.

Nathan has been privileged to work with many great British orchestras including the BBC's Concert and Philharmonic Orchestra and the Northern Symphonia, playing at the Royal Albert Hall Proms and on many TV and radio broadcasts.

Performance information

Tickets: £15 standard, £5 under 16s and NTU/Confetti students
Doors: 7 pm
Performance: 7.30 pm
Running time: Approximately 110 minutes including a 20 minute interval
Age guidance: 14+

Be part of this concert - join NTU Big Band

If you play to a Grade 6 standard and are looking to play swing and jazz as part of an ensemble, why not join the NTU Big Band. The Big Band is open to all students, staff and community members, why not join now.


£5 tickets available for NTU/Confetti students – purchase as normal online, proof of ID required on the door.

10% off standard ticket prices for NTU/Confetti staff. Visit our MyHub colleague offers page to find out more.

10% off standard ticket prices for NTU Music Ensemble members. Email the NTU Music team to find out more.

10% off standard ticket prices for NTU Alumni. Email the Alumni Relations team to find out more.

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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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