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Gosfest 2014

Local artists and bands play across two stages and four days at this family-friendly festival. This year welcomes a shopping marquee.

Walpole Park, Gosport

Thu 7 Aug

£2 per entry; £10 for festival pass (Children £1) / 02393 787613

  • 17:30 – 23:30

Oscar Meets The Big Band

The Skelton/Skinner All Stars in collaboration with The James Pearson Trio perform the music of the pianist, Oscar Peterson.

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Sun 10 Aug

£25–£42.50 / 020 7439 0747

  • 18:30

Peter Straker: Black Magic

Big band music from Peter Straker and his five piece band.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance One

£14 (£13.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Academy Big Band: The Music Of Bill Holman

The ensemble performs the music of the American big band arranger Bill Holman.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Thu 9 Oct

Duke’s Hall

£7.50 (£5.50) / 020 7873 7300

  • 19:30

AD Concert Band

The concert band performs a selection of works.

The Grange Hall, Southam

Sat 13 Sep

£12.50 / 01926 813933

  • 19:30
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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

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Ashby Big Band

The ensemble performs a selection of popular tunes from the swing era.

The Priory, Loughborough

Thu 4 Sep

£8 / 01509 216333

  • 20:30 – 23:00

Back To Basie Orchestra

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

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sun 28 Sep

£18; £5 under 25s (£16) / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Radlett Centre

Sun 14 Sep

£18 (£17) / 01923 859291

  • 19:30

The BBC Big Band

The ensemble performs big band jazz.

Assembly Hall, Worthing

Sun 24 Aug

£22.50 (£21.50) / 01903 206206

  • 16:00

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

  • 19:30
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The BBC Big Band With Claire Martin

A celebration of the rise of Big Band and Dance Band music in the UK. Including a selection of favourites from the days of the BBC Dance Orchestra under the batons of Jack Payne and Henry Hall through to the music of band leaders including Jack Hylton, Harry Roy, Bert Ambrose, Geraldo, Ted Heath, John Dankworth, Joe Loss…

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Sat 23 Aug

£17–£27

  • 19:30

Beats & Pieces

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

Kings Place, London N1

Sat 13 Sep

£6.50 / 020 7520 1490

  • 21:30

Millennium Hall, Sheffield

Fri 7 Nov

£14 (£11; £7; Children £2 ages 15-17) / 0114 276 7093

  • 20:30 – 23:15

The Big Band

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

Bridge House Theatre, Warwick

Fri 12 Sep

£12 (£8) / 01926 776438

  • 19:30

The Big Beer Band

Seventeen-piece swing band.

The Grape & Grain, London SE19

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 20:00

Big Vern 'n' the Shootahs

Big Vern n the Shootahs return with their rhythm'n'blues party grooves.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Sun 10 Aug

£18.50 / 01796 484626

The Town House, Hamilton

Fri 12 Dec

£42.50 / 01698 452299

Christmas Party Nights.

  • 19:00 – 01:00

Sat 13 Dec

£42.50 / 01698 452299

Christmas Party Nights.

  • 19:00 – 01:00

Fri 19 Dec

£42.50 / 01698 452299

Christmas Party Nights.

  • 19:00 – 01:00

Sat 20 Dec

£42.50 / 01698 452299

Christmas Party Nights.

  • 19:00 – 01:00
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Bless 'Em All

A tribute to our Armed Forces of yesterday, today and tomorrow with all the great songs and music of the 1940s.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Tue 30 Sep

£13.50 / 08441 717620

£15.40 / 08441 717620

  • 14:30

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Wed 10 Sep

Phone for prices / 01242 572573

  • 14:30

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Sun 9 Nov

£13.50 / 01303 228600

£13.50 (Children £11.50; £11.50; £11.50; £11.50) / 01303 228600

  • 14:30

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Brighouse And Rastrick Band

Brass and old and new favourites, conducted by Alan Morrison.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£19.50 / 0844 576 2210

  • 14:30

Grove Theatre, Dunstable

Sat 27 Sep

£22 / 01582 602080

  • 19:00

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Sun 21 Sep

£15.50–£17 (£13.50–£15) / 01743 281281

  • 15:00

Bright Street Big Band

Part of the South Tyneside Summer Festival's Brass Band programme 2014, organised by South Tyneside Council.

Amphitheatre, South Shields

Sun 3 Aug

Free

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Budapest Café Orchestra

Recreating the stirring sounds of their home town, the band mix violin, accordion and balalaika to create Hungarian, Russian and Ukrainian folk songs and dances.

Diss Corn Hall

Sat 6 Sep

£12 (£9.50–£10.50) / 01379 652241

  • 20:00

Cardinal Vaughan Big Band

A performance by student musicians.

Bull's Head, London SW13

Sun 5 Oct

£10; £8 adv / 020 8876 5241

  • 13:00
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Constellation Big Band

The ensemble performs a selection of big band standards and classics.

Swansea Jazzland, St James Club

Wed 6 Aug

£10 ( £7) / 07802 912789

  • 19:30

David Redfern And Lynn Riley

Organist and soprano in recital.

The Organ Loft, Belper

Sun 30 Nov

£5 includes interval refreshments

  • 14:30 – 17:00

The Spice Of Life, London W1D

Thu 28 Aug

£10 / 020 7437 7013

  • 18:00

Driffield Silver Band

The Yorkshire band performs a varied programme.

Burton Constable Hall, Hull

Fri 5 Sep

Phone for times / 01964 562400

  • 19:00

English Jazz Orchestra

The ensemble performs a wide range of big band and mainstream jazz standards.

Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar

Sun 5 Oct

£13; £5 adv / 01707 645005

  • 14:00
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