A giant of jazz, Charles Mingus (1922–79) combined the classic style of Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton with the radical spirit of black music of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and has influenced artists from Joni Mitchell and Elvis Costello to Debbie Harry.

Following sell-out Quincy Jones and Jamie Cullum Proms in 2016, Jules Buckley returns – with his Metropole Orkest – to celebrate the life and music of this legendary composer, bandleader and bass-player.

The Prom features Mingus favourites including Better Git It in Your SoulMoanin’ and Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (arranged by Vladimir Nikolov), performed by a starry line-up of artists.