Evening events, Music, Big band

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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

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

  • 18:00

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

Apollo Big Band

The Stockcross-based ensemble performs a range of big band standards from Basie to the present day.

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Sat 11 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45

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

  • 19:30
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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

  • 20:00

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

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

  • 19:30

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

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) / 0114 276 7093

  • 20:30 – 23:15
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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

  • 19:30 – 21:30

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

  • 20:30 – 23:30

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

  • 19:30

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

  • 19:30 – 00:00

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

  • 19:30 – 22:15

Sun 7 Dec

£10 (£8) / 0141 416 2026

  • 19:30 – 22:00
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The Big Beer Band

Seventeen-piece swing band.

The Grape & Grain, London SE19

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 20:00

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 20:00

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 20:00

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 20:00

Big Vern 'n' the Shootahs

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

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

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

  • 19:30

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

  • 19:30

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Sat 20 Dec

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

  • 19:30

Wakefield Cathedral

Sat 4 Oct

£20 (Children £10) / 01924 373923

  • 19:30

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.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Wed 12 Nov

£16 / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

Berkhamsted Jazz Club

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£13 ( £10) / 01442 824173

  • 20:00

The Hideaway, London SW16

Sun 16 Nov

£15 / 020 8835 7070

  • 20:30

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Calderdale Big Band

The ensemble from Ripponden performs a range of big band classic numbers and standards.

Square Chapel Arts, Halifax

Thu 27 Nov

£13 (£11) / 01422 349422

  • 20:00

The Capitol Years Live: Sinatra, Sequins And Swing

A big band orchestra, featuring players from the BBC Big Band, John Wilson Orchestra and Ronnie Scott's Orchestra, perform live onstage, accompanying big band singers recreating Sinatra's biggest hits.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£22 (£20) / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£14–£21 / 01303 228600

Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

Sun 23 Nov

£20.50 (£19.50) / 01485 532252

  • 19:30

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

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Fodens Band

The band from East Anglia performs songs arranged for brass.

Festival Drayton Centre, Market Drayton

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£16.50 ( £15) / 01630 654444

  • 19:30

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

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

Epsom Playhouse

Mon 1 Dec

£19.50 / 01372 742555

  • 19:30

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Sun 9 Nov

£18 / 023 9282 4355

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Wed 22 Oct

£10–£25 / 01206 573948

  • 19:30

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