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Fri 16th Nov at 7:30pm
BBC Big Band
@ Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham
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Hooray For Hollywood: BBC Big Band + Richard Shelton + The Swingcats
A swinging celebration of Hollywood's golden age featuring the BBC Big Band with guest singers Richard Shelton and glamorous vocal trio The Swingcats. Featuring classic melodies from Breakfast at Tiffany's, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Lady & the Tramp. The concert also features swing classics from Glenn Miller (Sun Valley Serenade), Tommy Dorsey (The Fabulous Dorseys), Duke Ellington (Cabin in the Sky) and many more including Chattanooga Choo Choo, Song of India and Sing Sing Sing.
Britain's premier big band has been regularly voted the 'Best Big Band' at the British Jazz Awards. An awesome 17-piece jazz powerhouse. "For me, this is the band" - Mel Torme. "Not only are they terrific musicians, they also have a marvellous sense of humour" - Ken Bruce.
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Popular crooner delivering swinging standards in the Sinatra style.
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Swing ensemble featuring vocalists Nicola Auld, Laura Ellis and Alyson Orr delivering beautiful jazz-tinged three part harmonies. Reminiscent of The Puppini Sisters in style, The Swingcats pay tribute to the female vocalists from the jazz and swing era. From The Andrews Sisters to big band singers such as Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee, to leading ladies of the silver screen including Doris Day and Judy Garland.
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Venue: Birmingham Town Hall
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