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The BBC Big Band

The Swing Legends & Big Band Divas

26 Feb 19:30

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The BBC Big Band

26 Feb 2022


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From: £25.50

“A wonderful band!” Tony Bennett

“They brilliantly continue the tradition of Big Band music.
As such they are important, as well as marvellous!” Michael Parkinson

“A consummate jazz singer with old-school virtues … she wins plaudits everywhere she works” The Guardian

The internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band are joined by multi award winning vocalist, Claire Martin, for an evening of world-class music, inspired by the great Swing bands and legendary jazz vocalists of the Twentieth Century.

Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by the BBC Big Band’s conductor, Barry Forgie, and Claire, the concert celebrates the music of the twentieth century’s quintessential vocalists and big bands – whose legacy and influence continues to define a classic era of music.

Featuring music from the leading ladies of big band, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee, alongside iconic bands and composers including the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman. A truly unique evening of world-class music, performed by one of the finest jazz orchestras!

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Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink  at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.

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