Swing Legends & Big Band Divas
The internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band are joined by the incredible talents of vocalist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Emma Smith and the acclaimed Iain Mackenzie. Get ready for an evening of world-class music, inspired by the great Swing bands and legendary vocalists of the twentieth century.
Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by the BBC Big Band and their guests, the concert celebrates the music of the twentieth century’s most iconic vocalists and big bands – whose legacy and influence continues to define a classic era of music.
Featuring classic music from the likes of Duke Ellington and Count Basie as well as iconic vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darrin. Don’t miss this unique evening of feel-good music inspired by the great swing and jazz artists, from one of the world’s finest jazz orchestras!
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).
See 3 tour dates featuring BBC Big Band
- Theatre Street
- NR2 1RL