With special guests:
Joe Stilgoe vocals
Claire Martin vocals
Georgia Cécile vocals
Ray Gelato saxophone/vocals
Elaine Delmar vocals
Barry Forgie conductor
BBC Big Band
The internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band is joined by a stellar line-up of special guests – Joe Stilgoe, Claire Martin, Georgia Cécile, Ray Gelato and Elaine Delmar – for this gala concert featuring a timeless collection of big band numbers from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday, through to Sinatra, and beyond!
Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by the BBC Big Band’s conductor, Barry Forgie, and the orchestra’s 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 amazing array of swinging vocal numbers performed by the BBC Big Band and its special guests, alongside a sparkling selection of big band classics from the orchestras 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!
‘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 year, the BBC Big Band are pleased to be supporting the Stroke Association.
Duration: approx. 2 hours 20 minutes (incl. interval)