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The Nostalgia 77 Octet

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Performing the music of Nostalgia 77, lost masterpieces, new group composition and improvisation The Nostalgia 77 Octet are hotly tipped as the new british jazz explosion.


Largely formed from graduates of the Royal Academys programme and Alumni of the NYJO the band boast members from Mathew Herbert Big Band and Mathew Bourns Electric Dr M group.

Playing a majority of the composers original compositions the group also pay homage to their influences which range from vintage compoitions by Graham Collier to the searching Afro-American sound of Sun Ra.


In 2006, Nostalgia 77 Octet won the Jazz Album Of the Year at the Radio One Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards.

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