Den 8. og 9. oktober 2011 spillede King Size 2 koncerter hhv i Galaksen, Værløse og på Posten i Odense. Koncerterne var en del af præmien fra DM i big band 2011 og for at gøre disse koncerter til en særlig oplevelse for både King Size og for publikum, havde vi inviteret den engelske stjernetrompetist Gerard Presencer med som solist.
Senere vil der komme et par optagelser fra de to koncerter, men indtil da må du nøjes med et lille klip fra øvelokalet i dagene op til koncerten
A Child Is Born - optagelse fra øvelokalet
Gerard Presencer is widely respected as one of the finest trumpet players in the world. Having established himself as a soloist, studio musician and session player, he has received critical acclaim for his 3 solo albums.
Gerard has recently become trumpet soloist for the Danish Radio Big Band and had the honour of directing the band on live television at the opening of the new studio complex with the Queen of Denmark in attendance.
His playing credits cross musical genres and he has recorded with many leading artists including Sting, Robbie Williams, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell and Chick Corea. He has also played on and arranged for a variety of performers including Charlie Watts, Incognito, Zero 7 and Will Young.
Gerard has won the trumpet category of the British Jazz Awards 4 times.
In addition to this Gerard was Head of Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music in London from 1999 until 2010 and is also the current Head of Brass at the Jazz Institute Berlin also since 1999 and lectures throughout Europe in Jazz Studies.
Currently Gerard is the solo trumpet player with the Danish Radio Big Band.As well as this he regularly arranges for the band,most recently on projects for Randy Brecker and Charlie Watts.
The Bands' latest release on EMI, is an album dedicated to West Side Story,featuring Gerard as soloist,arranger and conductor.