The Stu Brown Sextet was formed in 2008 by drummer, Stu Brown, to celebrate 100 years of the little known band leader, composer and inventor, Raymond Scott - the king of cartoon jazz.
Raymond’s wacky, hyper-animated, eyeballpopping ‘cartoon jazz’ is most widely recognisable for its use in the Looney Tunes cartoons from the 1940’s onwards and more recently, in Ren and Stimpy and The Simpsons. His manic, offbeat compositions, such as Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals and Square Dance For Eight Egyptian Mummies are performed with zest and spontaneity by this brilliantly orchestrated sextet.
This group has proved to be immensely popular with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, from jazz fans, to general music lovers, to film and animations fans, as well as families with young children. The Stu Brown Sextet have played to packed crowds at many of the UK’s leading festivals, including London jazz festival 2011.
Twisted Tunes – The Music of Raymond Scott was one of Mojo magazine’s top ten jazz albums of 2009.
The show opens with a specially commissioned short documentary film about Raymond Scott.
Take Art are hoping to arrange animation workshops for primary school children in both Chilthorne Domer and Kilve to produce a film to be screened during the show.