Evening events, Music, Big band

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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 Patrol: Swing Ball

Dress in your vintage best and have some old fashioned fun at this Swing Ball hosted by Swing Patrol. Down For The Count perform the tunes to swing, jitterbug and lindy hop the night away to.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£25 (Students £15) / 0131 220 4348

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 7 Dec

£10 (£8) / 0141 416 2026

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

The Big Chris Barber Band

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

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£20 / 0131 668 2019

CAST, Doncaster

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£19 / 0131 668 2019

Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Wed 3 Dec

£29 ( £21) / 0131 668 2019

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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.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£19.25–£27.50 / 02476 553055

Leeds Town Hall

Sun 30 Nov

£23.50

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Fri 27 Feb 2015

£26.50 (£24.50) / 01423 500500

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

London Swing Orchestra

A lecture-recital style presentation charting the history of jazz and swing (1900–1965) from Graham Dalby.

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01242 572573

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

Burnley Mechanics

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£20 / 01282 664400

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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

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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

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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.

Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£28; £53 incl meal (£20; £45 incl meal) / 023 8061 3989

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

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

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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

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 Night

Showcase event with appearances by the three big bands of the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust.

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sat 7 Feb 2015

Phone for prices / 01933 270007

Big Band Time

A big band showcase event with appearances by the and the Royal Welsh College Big Band.

Galeri Caernarfon

Fri 28 Nov

£10 (£7) / 01286 685222

The Big Beer Band

Seventeen-piece swing band.

The Grape & Grain, London SE19

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 020 8778 4109

Mon 8 Dec

Free / 020 8778 4109

Mon 15 Dec

Free / 020 8778 4109

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Big Bubba's Christmas Boogie Blowout

Festive foot tapping swing music, fun and frolics with the leading 18 piece Big Band in East Anglia, fronted by one of the regions top vocal performers.

St George's Theatre, Great Yarmouth

Sat 13 Dec

£16 / 01493 745461

Big Vern 'n' the Shootahs

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

The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Mon 22 Dec

£18 / 0141 353 8000

The Town House, Hamilton

Fri 12 Dec

£42.50 / 01698 452299

Christmas Party Nights.

Sat 13 Dec

£42.50 / 01698 452299

Christmas Party Nights.

Fri 19 Dec

£42.50 / 01698 452299

Christmas Party Nights.

Sat 20 Dec

£42.50 / 01698 452299

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Bourne To Swing Band

The ensemble performs a range of swing and big band classics suitable for dancing.

Verwood Hub

Sat 6 Dec

£12; £10 adv / 01202 828740

Brighouse And Rastrick Band

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

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£19.50 / 0115 989 5555

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Sat 20 Dec

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

The Bruce/Ilett Big Band

Classic swing-era big band music.

Colston Hall, Bristol

Wed 31 Dec

£21.15–£30 / 0117 922 3686

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