BBC Big Band

BBC Big Band: The Art of Swing and Song

With special guests Jacqui Dankworth, Claire Martin, Elaine Delmar, Charlie Wood & Liane Carroll

Saturday 15 February 2020, 19:30

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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’ (The Telegraph)

‘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)

Duration: approx. 2 hours 20 mins (incl. interval)

Ticket Information

£39.50, £32, £26, £19.50

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