Jacqui Dankworth MBE vocals
Claire Martin OBE vocals
Elaine Delmar vocals
Charlie Wood vocals
Liane Carroll vocals
Barry Forgie conductor
The internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band is joined by a stellar line-up of special guests for this incredible gala concert – featuring a timeless collection of big band numbers from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday, through to Ray Charles and Sinatra, and beyond!
Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by the BBC Big Band and their guests, the concert celebrates the music of the 20th century’s most iconic vocalists, whose legacy and influence defines a classic era of singing.
Enjoy an incredible array of vocal numbers performed by the BBC Big Band and their special guests, alongside a sparkling selection of instrumental numbers from the finest Big Bands and composers of the era, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman… plus a few surprises along the way!
An unmissable evening of feel-good music, celebrating the art of Swing and Song, in aid of the Stroke Association.
‘World-class musicians… a brilliant musical force’
‘A wonderful band!’
‘They brilliantly continue the tradition of Big Band music. As such they are important, as well as marvellous!’
Duration: approx. 2 hours 20 mins (incl. interval)