BBC Big Band 'The Art of Swing & Song'

BBC Big Band

‘The Art of Swing & Song’

Thursday 13 July 2023, 19:30

Past Event
BBC Big Band Past Event


Jacqui Dankworth
Claire Martin
Ian Shaw
Emma Smith
Elaine Delmar
Barry Forgie conductor
BBC Big Band

The internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band is joined by a stellar line-up of special guests – including Jacqui Dankworth, Claire Martin, Ian Shaw, Emma Smith and Elaine Delmar – for this gala concert featuring a timeless collection of music celebrating ‘The Art of Swing and Song’.

Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by the BBC Big Band’s conductor, Barry Forgie and the Band’s guests, the concert celebrates the music of the 20th century’s most iconic vocalists and composers, whose legacy and influence continue to define a classic era of music.

Enjoy a sparkling array of swinging vocal and big band numbers inspired by the legendary singers and composers of the era, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday, through to Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman (plus a few surprises along the way!)

An unmissable evening of world-class music, celebrating the art of Swing and Song!

The BBC Big Band:

‘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)

This concert is proud to support The Stroke Association.

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

Ticket Information

£39, £34, £28, £22

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