Django Bates

Born 2 October 1960.


Django Bates (born 2 October 1960), is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and band leader. He plays the piano, keyboards and the tenor horn. He writes large-scale compositions on commission.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Confirmation

    Confirmation 2012

    Reviewed by Daniel Spicer
    Bates’ originals are fine bedfellows for some reconfigured Charlie Parker pieces.
  2. Review of Belovèd Bird

    Belovèd Bird 2010

    Reviewed by Kevin Le Gendre
    Bates’s ‘Bird’ music is alternately seductive and sardonic, dreamy and dangerous.
  3. Review of Spring Is Here Shall We Dance

    Spring Is Here Shall We Dance 2008

    Reviewed by Martin Longley
    The essence of the spring season has been bottled in all of its barely containable...
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