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Chris Achenbach leads the Borders Big Band in some all time Big Band classics.
The ever popular Borders Big Band were established in the early 80s and are returning to The Brunton to recreate the swinging sounds of the 30s and 40s up to more modern swing classics. With twenty musicians performing classics of the swing era, Borders Big Band aims to raise The Brunton’s roof with its repertoire drawn from the libraries of Big Band greats such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Sammy Nestico, Lennie Niehouse, Neal Hefti and many others. The band performs under the expert guidance of musical director Chris Achenbach.
Borders Big Band
Swinging big band formed in the 1970s and performing the classic works of the likes of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey - to name just a few. Prominent artists who have guested with the band include trombonist Don Lusher, trumpeter Kenny Baker and BBC Big Band trombonist Gordon Campbell.
See Borders Big Band tour dates
- Ladywell Way
- EH21 6AF