Tonight we welcome Freddie Gavita, trumpeter, composer, arranger and teacher, to the East Side for the first time. A young man with a growing reputation, originally from Norwich, he recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. Freddie won the 2008 British Jazz Award for Rising Star, and plays regularly with the John Dankworth Orchestra, the Ronnie Scott's Big Band, Empirical, the Ronnie Scott's All-Stars, the London Jazz Orchestra, the Andy Panayi Big Band, and was recently a featured soloist with the BBC Big Band on Radio 2. "... a talented trumpet prodigy" - John Walters, Guardian. "clearly one to watch" - Ivan Hewett, Daily Telegraph. "...showing a boldly independent streak" - John Fordham, Guardian.