Rhapsody in Blue (Paul Whiteman)
Sing, Sing, Sing (Benny Goodman)
In the Mood (Glenn Miller)
Peanut Vendor (Stan Kenton)
I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Frank Sinatra)
Take the “A” Train (Duke Ellington)
Fever (Peggy Lee)
Moondance (Michael Bublé)
Joe Pettitt musical director
Matt Ford voice
Nicola Emmanuelle voice
LP Swing Orchestra
Brand-new show for 2023! Following the success of its hit Sky Arts TV show, the LP Swing Orchestra returns with a whole new programme of big band music celebrating a century of swing, from the early pioneers, Fletcher Henderson and Louis Armstrong, through the golden age of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller to the contemporary tracks of Michael Bublé and Harry Connick Jr.
Paying homage to the great big band singers Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr and Cab Calloway along the way, feet will be tapping to the sheer power of a 17-piece swing orchestra.
With their latest single making the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart and No. 1 in the iTunes Jazz Chart, the LP Swing Orchestra is Britain’s most popular big band. Last year saw two hit TV shows for the band on Sky Arts, including a Christmas special with Mica Paris. Their lockdown livestream series attracted over 100,000 views and included the very first streamed big band concert from London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios.
Matt Ford is perhaps best known for his work with the John Wilson Orchestra, including six appearances at the BBC Proms. Playing the part of Ella Fitzgerald in the West End show The Rat Pack: Live from Las Vegas, Nicola Emmanuelle is one of the most outstanding singers in Britain today.
‘The ultimate orchestra with an unrivalled sound.’ (Dame Joan Collins)
‘It was a joy to be up close and personal with the Len Phillips band.’ (Len Goodman)
‘The perfect ingredients for a superb afternoon of music.’ (Eastbourne Herald)
‘Ford is the archetypal crooner in the mould of Sinatra and Crosby.’ (David Mellor, Mail on Sunday)
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