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Big Band Dance Night

Jazz and swing social dancing session with music provided by Glaswegian jive bunnies 'That Swing Sensation'. Hit the floor for a bit of a foxtrot or just sit back and enjoy big band classics from the likes of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller.

GUU Debating Chamber, Glasgow

Sun 2 Nov

£10 (£8) / 0141 416 2026

Sun 7 Dec

£10 (£8) / 0141 416 2026

The Rat Pack: Live

Hartshorn-Hook Productions present a night of swinging jazz covering the songs of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Thu 23 Oct

£23.50 / 01383 740384

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£19.25–£27.50 / 02476 553055

Capitol, Horsham

Thu 20 Nov

£22.50 (£20.50) / 01403 750 220

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The Gatsby Club

1920s-themed club night of live jazz, swing, music hall, comedy, burlesque, cocktails and retro tunes.

Glasgow University Union

Sat 29 Nov

£14 for the full night; £5 from 11.30pm / 0141 339 8697

A fabulously festive Winter Ball. Dress Code: Christmas belles, festive finery, vintage decadence, glitz and glamour, top hats and spats, flapper dresses, black or white tie, long pearl necklaces, waistcoats, expensive jewels. Please no jeans or trainers.

Swing Saturday

An evening of all things swing, including swing dance classes, an evening of jumping and jiving and a live show from the Drury St Swing Band

Drury Street, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

The Big Chris Barber Band

The veteran slide trombonist leads his big band in a programme of swing and New Orleans-style jazz.

Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Wed 3 Dec

£29 ( £21) / 0131 668 2019

Gardyne Theatre, Dundee

Fri 21 Nov

£20 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Dundee Jazz Festival.

Goring Village Hall, Reading

Fri 12 Dec

£20 / 0131 668 2019

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The Duke Street Big Band

The seventeen-piece London-based band play a compilation of jazz, funk, big band, soul and blues with a distinct Latin and South American influence.

St Martin-In-The-Fields, London WC2N

Fri 12 Dec

Phone for prices / 020 7766 1100

The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show

The return of the UK's finest Rat Pack tribute night, with classic tunes including 'Under My Skin' and 'Come Fly with Me' and plenty of entertaining between-song patter.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£21 / 01527 577330

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£17–£23

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sat 1 Nov

£20 / 01223 503333

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Sunday Rockin’ Club

DJ Soho Kev spins rockabilly and rock'n'roll.

The Alley Cat, London WC2H

Sun 26 Oct

Free

Sun 2 Nov

Free

Sun 9 Nov

Free

…and 7 more dates until 28 Dec

Adur Concert Band

Wind band from the Adur District in West Sussex, playing different styles of music, including classical and film and show themes.

The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea

Sun 7 Dec

£8 / 01273 464440

AJs Big Band

Festive swing classics and the sound of Glenn Miller played by this premier Big Band.

Princess Theatre & Arts Centre, Burnham-on-Sea

Fri 5 Dec

£14 (£13) / 01278 784464

  • 19:30 AJs Big Band Princess Theatre & Arts Centre, Burnham-on-Sea
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Alan Owens' Forum Big Band

Big band and swing favourites.

The Forum, Northallerton

Sun 2 Nov

£3 / 01609 776230

Sun 7 Dec

£3 / 01609 776230

The American Songbook starring Harry Hamilton

Harry Hamilton and his swing band perform a musical journey through a century of American music.

The Courtyard Theatre/Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey

Thu 30 Oct

£15 (£13) / 028 9034 0202

The Astor Big Band

The big band performs a selection of classic songs made famous by Glenn Miller throughout his successful career.

Watford Colosseum

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£19.50 ( £17.50; £17.50; £17.50; Children £17.50 under 16s) / 0845 075 3993

Back To Basie Orchestra

The band plays the songs by American jazz pianist and composer Count Basie.

The Stables, Milton Keynes

Sun 23 Nov

Jim Marshall Auditorium

£18.50 / 01908 280800

The Band Of HM Royal Marines

The band performs traditional marches, music from stage and screen and old favourites.

O2 Guildhall Southampton

Wed 10 Dec

£14–£16 / 023 8063 2601

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The Band Of RAF Waddington

David Jackson conducts the popular RAF band.

Terry O'Toole Theatre, Lincoln

Sat 13 Dec

£8.50 (£6.50) / 01522 883311

The BBC Big Band

The ensemble performs big band jazz.

The Hawth, Crawley

Sun 16 Nov

£20.50 / 01293 553636

BBC Big Band

The ensemble, with singers Elaine Delmar and Jeff Hooper, performs the music of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Sun 7 Dec

£19–£24 / 01423 500500

Beats & Pieces

The ensemble founded by Ben Cottrell in 2008 performs their contemporary take on big band music.

Millennium Hall, Sheffield

Fri 7 Nov

£14 (£11; £7; Children £2 ages 15-17) / 01142 767 093

Benny Goodman And Glenn Miller At Carnegie Hall 1939

A full recreation of the music played by these great bands.

Radlett Centre

Sun 26 Oct

£19.50 / 01923 859291

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Bethnal Green Big Band

The ensemble performs a wide variety of tunes in a classic big band style.

The Luna Lounge, London E11

Fri 19 Dec

Phone for prices / 020 8518 7463

The Big Band

The swing band performs classics by Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie and many more. With support from Five Star Swing.

Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth

Sun 16 Nov

£14 (£13) / 01395 576798

Big Band Brunch

The Girls Only Jazz Orchestra performs swing and big band numbers, new and old.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Sun 2 Nov

£5.50 (£4.50; £3.50 mems; £4.50) / 01722 321744

Big Band Christmas Ball

Have a ball, just like those golden era days. Featuring That Swing Sensation Big Band and the Kennedy Cupcakes.

Lanark Memorial Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£12 (Seniors £10) / 01555 667999

Big Band Dance Night

Quickstep, jive and fox trot along with other popular big band and ballroom numbers.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£14–£18

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