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Big Band Divas
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Award-winning vocalist and radio presenter Claire Martin joins the BBC Big Band and conductor Barry Forgie for a celebration of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee and their contemporaries.
BBC Big Band
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!' (Sir Michael Parkinson) 'I told my wife that for my next birthday I want this band as a gift!' (Lalo Schifrin) 'Not only are they terrific musicians, they also have a marvellous sense of humour' (Ken Bruce - BBC Radio 2).
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Claire Martin OBE
A premiere British jazz vocalist who was voted Best Jazz Singer in 1995, Best Jazz Vocalist in 1997, and Most Promising Artist at the 1998 British Jazz Awards. She has won the BBC Jazz Awards five times.
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Chichester Festival Theatre
- Oaklands Park
- PO19 6AP