Fri 26th Oct at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
BBC Big Band
@ Fairfield Halls & Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon
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A Swinging Celebration: BBC Big Band
"In the 1960's and 70's audiences at Fairfield Halls experienced the best in big band sounds.
Regular visitors included Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Harry James, Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich.
Join the BBC Big Band, conducted by former Kenton trombonist Jiggs Whigham, as they recreate all the fun and excitement of those great big bands with an evening of swinging favourites. Including Jumping at the Woodside, Take the 'A' Train, Trumpet Blues & Cantabile and Malaguena in this special celebration of 50 years of Fairfield.
This concert will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 2."
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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!' (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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