Afternoon events, Music, Big band

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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.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Mon 19 May

£10 / 0844 854 2776

  • 14:00

The Brindley, Runcorn

Tue 3 Jun

£12.50 (£10.50) / 0151 907 8360

  • 14:30

Capitol, Horsham

Wed 30 Apr

£12.50 / 01403 750 220

  • 14:30

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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.

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

Opera House, Manchester

Sat 25 Oct

£17–£23 / 0844 847 2275

The Astor Big Band

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

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 10 May

£19 (£18) / 020 8561 8371

  • 17:00

The BBC Big Band

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…

Assembly Hall, Worthing

Sun 24 Aug

£22.50 (£21.50) / 01903 206206

  • 16:00

Deafblind Scotland Ladies Lunch

Help raise funds for Deafblind Scotland with a day of fashion, music and a three-course meal. With hosts Romeo (aka David Farrell) of Clyde 1 and Gina McKie of Clyde 2.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Sun 4 May

£40 (driver or non-drinker £35) / 0141 777 7774

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RASC RCT Association Band

The concert band performs a selection of music.

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Sat 12 Jul

£12 / 01252 329155

  • 14:00

AD Concert Band

The concert band performs a selection of works.

Himley Hall And Country Park, Dudley

Sun 25 May

Free / 01902 326665

  • 14:30 – 17:00

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

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

City Hall, Salisbury

Sun 27 Apr

£20.50 / 01722 434434

  • 17:00

The Len Phillips Big Band

The ensemble from the South of England performs big band classics and easy listening tunes with vocal accompaniment.

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Sun 31 Aug

£14.50–£16.50 ( £13–£15) / 01323 412000

  • 15:00

Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra

Young jazz players in full flight.

The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Sun 4 May

£3 / 0131 220 4298

  • 15:00
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Swing Saturday

A full day of all things swing, including a vintage fair, swing dance classes, then an evening of jumping and jiving.

Steampunk Café, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 204 2929

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Warwick University Big Band

The student ensemble performs a selection of popular tunes in typical big band style.

National Trust: Upton House, Banbury

Sun 15 Jun

Free, plus admission £9.35, child £4.70, family £24.50 / 01295 670266

  • 13:30 – 16:00

David Redfern And Lynn Riley

Organist and soprano in recital.

The Organ Loft, Belper

Sun 8 Jun

£5 includes interval refreshments

  • 14:30 – 17:00

Sun 30 Nov

£5 includes interval refreshments

  • 14:30 – 17:00

European Brass Band Championships

Europe's finest brass bands compete in a series of performances.

Perth Concert Hall

Fri 2 May

£31 / 01738 621031

Set Work: In the first round of the 2014 European Brass Band Championships each band perform a set work, written by renowned Scottish composer Rory Boyle and specially commissioned for the event.

  • 17:00

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 25 May

£10 / 020 8835 7070

  • 14:00

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Sun 29 Jun

£15–£18 / 020 7439 0747

  • 12:00
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The Managers

The 19-piece big band from Bolton performs a selection of jazz and swing hits.

The Continental, Preston

Sun 29 Jun

£8 (£6) / 01772 499425

  • 13:30

Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra

The 17-piece group from London plays big band standards, plus soul and Latin numbers.

The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston Culture House, London N16

Sun 4 May

£5 / 020 7254 4097

  • 15:30

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 Hideaway, London SW16

Sun 18 May

£10 / 020 8835 7070

  • 14:00

Sun 15 Jun

£10 / 020 8835 7070

  • 14:00

Sun 20 Jul

£10 / 020 8835 7070

  • 14:00

Paul Davis Big Band

The ensemble performs music from 1940s, plus other standards. With support from Dennis Lotis, Jacquie Toye, Leanne Kyte.

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Sun 8 Jun

£12.50–£14.50 ( £10.50–£12.50) / 01323 412000

  • 15:00

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