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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."
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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)
'A wonderful band!' (Tony Bennett)
'Joyous...!' (George Benson)
'Wonderful!' (Michel Legrand)
'They brilliantly continue the tradition of Big Band music. As such they are important, as well as marvellous!' (Michael Parkinson)
'I told my wife that for my next birthday I want this band as a gift!' (Lalo Schifrin)
'By far the best band to come out of England' (George Shearing)
'The BBC Big Band is the best of its kind anywhere with some of the greatest brass players in the world' (Stanley Black)
'What a thrill working with such professionals!' (Robert Palmer)
'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
Phone: 01227 769075