THE ABSTRACT ORCHESTRA – live hip-hop with a big band punch!
The Abstract Orchestra is a 20-piece Hip-hop Big Band led by Haggis Horns saxophonist Rob Mitchell.
Inspired by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s orchestral arrangements of J Dilla, the band strives to merge the textures of Big Band and hip-hop from across the decades to create an amazing live experience that truly is jaw dropping. The Abstract Orchestra work closely with guest MC, creating exciting new arrangement of their work and co-writing new music that pushes the envelope of hip-hop and jazz.
The band comprises of world class musicians that have performed, recorded and toured with the likes of Mark Ronson, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jamirqoquai, Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra, Submotion Orchestra, The New Mastersounds, Amy Winehouse, The Craig Charles Fantasy Funk Band, Martha Reeves, Candi Staton and many, many more.
The Abstract Orchestra appeals to both hip-hop and jazz audiences and has supported De La Soul, Mos Def and performed with Afrika Bambaataa.