Saffron Walden musician Fergus Quill is bringing his 25+ piece big band to Cambridge Jazz Festival this month.

Ferg's Imaginary Big Band will perform as headliner at Storey's Field Centre on Sunday, November 12, from 7.30pm to 10pm.

Doors open at 7pm. Tickets cost £12, or £10 for under-25s.

Saffron Walden Reporter: Fergus QuillFergus Quill (Image: Supplied)

The description of the event states: "Fergus' ever expanding-imagination has realised the daring possibility of 18 horns, a doubled-up rhythm section and a do-wop vocal group, a band almost big enough to bear the weight of Fergus' creative load.

"Outlandish live performances feature Fergus' barmy, bombastic, cosmic, comical and considered original compositions, alongside a selection of references."


Fergus, who is a bass player, composer and band leader, attended Saffron Walden County High School and the Friend's School, which he said were both "pivotal" in setting him on his path to becoming a professional jazz musician.

Last year Fergus won the Tiny May 'UK Jazz Musician of the Year' award, and has performed at Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London, at London Jazz Festival and at The Love Supreme Jazz Festival, both with the Fergus Quill Trio and Ferg's Imaginary Big Band.

Earlier this year Fergus was also selected twice as a 'One to Watch' on BBC Radio 3's 'J to Z' jazz programme, and he is also regularly featured on Jazz FM.