Afternoon events, Music, Big band

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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 Rat Pack: Live

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

Theatre Royal, Windsor

Thu 27 Nov

£13–£35 / 01753 853888

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

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£17–£23 / 0844 871 3014

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£17–£38 / 0844 871 7648

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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 BBC Big Band

The ensemble performs big band jazz.

The Hawth, Crawley

Sun 16 Nov

£20.50 / 01293 553636

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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

Bless 'Em All

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

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Sun 9 Nov

£13.50 / 01303 228600

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

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Mon 10 Nov

£13.50 / 0844 871 7646

£13.50–£28.50 (Children £11.50; £11.50; £11.50; £11.50) / 0844 871 7646

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

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Sat 20 Dec

£16.50–£18.50 (£14.50–£17.50; £10; Children £10 under 18s) / 01423 500500

Christmas Tonic: Tryfan Jazz Band

A seasonal performance by the student musicians.

Galeri Caernarfon

Thu 18 Dec

£5 / 01286 685222

David Redfern And Lynn Riley

Organist and soprano in recital.

The Organ Loft, Belper

Sun 30 Nov

£5 includes interval refreshments

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Dedication Orchestra

The ensemble was formed as a tribute to the exiled South African musicians who formed the core of the The Blue Notes and the Brotherhood of Breath.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sat 15 Nov

Queen Elizabeth Hall

£10–£25 (£5–£12.50) / 0844 875 0073

Engines Orchestra

The saxophonist Phil Meadows and singer Alice Zawadski lead the ensemble as they perform a selection of contemporary big band arrangements.

Kings Place, London N1

Sat 22 Nov

Hall Two

£9.50 / 020 7520 1490

Gabriel Garrick Big Band

The trumpeter leads the ensemble as they perform a range of classics and standards.

The Hideaway, London SW16

Sun 23 Nov

£10 / 020 8835 7070

Gareth Lockrane Big Band

The big band plays swinging favourites.

606 Club, London SW10

Sun 2 Nov

£8 / 020 7352 5953

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Ray McVay directs the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra through their repertoire of swing and jazz band tunes.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Tue 30 Dec

Hall

£29.50–£32.50 / 020 7638 8891

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 28 Dec

£24.50–£32.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 5 Apr 2015

£18–£24 / 0844 847 2325

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Hot Waffle Big Band

The 18-piece big band plays some outstanding, dance-inducing swing, Latin and funk.

The Hideaway, London SW16

Sun 14 Dec

£10 / 020 8835 7070

The Jive Aces

High energy action from this six-piece ensemble taking you through a blend of swing, R&B, Rock'n'Roll, Boogie Woogie and Jump Blues – get those toes tapping.

The Hideaway, London SW16

Sun 2 Nov

£10 / 020 8835 7070

Kent Coastal Band

The ensemble performs a range of big band style numbers, plus seasonal songs.

The Kings Hall, Herne Bay

Sun 14 Dec

£4.50 (£4) / 01227 374188

London City Big Band

Led by trumpet player Barney Lowe, the band comprises the very best of the up and coming musical talent on the London scene.

The Spice Of Life, London W1D

Sun 16 Nov

£12 / 020 7437 7013

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra

The long-running ensemble for jazz players under 25 has been going since 1965 and has released numerous albums.

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Fri 14 Nov

£22; £5 open rehearsal (£20) / 01491 575698

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The Notebenders

The ensemble from Birmingham performs a range of popular tunes.

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0121 345 0600

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0121 345 0600

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0121 345 0600

RNCM Jazz Collective

The ensemble performs a selection of standards from across the years.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Thu 11 Dec

£9.50 (£7.50; £5) / 0844 907 9000

Royal Academy Of Music Big Band

The ensemble performs a range of music composed by the pianist Nikki Iles.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sat 22 Nov

Purcell Room

£10–£15 (£5–£7.50) / 0844 875 0073

Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra

Established in June 2002 by international saxophone star, Tommy Smith, the TSYJO features the very best young Scottish jazz musicians playing tribute to the true legends of Jazz.

Tolbooth, Stirling

Sun 7 Dec

£10 (£8; Children free) / 01786 274000

The Vo De O Do Orchestra

Authentic period jazz from the 1920s, led by trumpeter David Jones.

The Spice Of Life, London W1D

Fri 31 Oct

£6 / 020 7437 7013