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Sat 5th May at 7:30pm
BBC Big Band
@ Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
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Here's A Song For You: BBC Big Band + Norma Winstone + Mike Gibbs
The BBC Big Band returns to Sounds New in the company of 2 jazz greats.
Together with singer Norma Winstone along with arranger and composer Mike Gibbs, they explore some of the finest examples of popular song from the past 80 years. These include the work of Fats Waller (Jitterbug Waltz), Duke Ellington (Caravan), Joni Mitchell (Blue), Tom Waits (Soldier's Things), Sting (A Thousand Years) and Nick Drake (Riverman).
This concert is being recorded for transmission on BBC Radio 2's Big Band Special.
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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The doyenne of jazz singers in the UK, Norma is a singer of brilliant virtuosity and flexibility, handling very complex lines with widr intervals and improvising with the fluency of an instrumentalist. A BBC Award winning jazz singer.
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Venue: Gulbenkian Theatre