Mark Hendry Octet
Entry Requirements: 18+
Since 2016 the Mark Hendry Octet has become one of the most exciting large Jazz combos in Scotland. Taking influence from traditional Jazz, Classical, Folk and Rock worlds; Mark arranges his music in a contemporary, engaging manner whilst retaining improvisation at its core. From sweeping melodies to free textures The Mark Hendry Octet is an exhilarating experience to hear. April 2018 saw the release of their first album - Esperance. Esperance is Mark's debut release. It features new original music exploring improvisation matched with zealous arrangements. Alongside the octet, Esperance has string quartet and vocals, with these additions Esperance create unique textures which blur the lines between genres. The band features some of the Scotland's best young Jazz and Classical musicians.