Evening events, Music, Big band

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The Music Man

Heartwarming Broadway musical set in the Mid West. Fabulous songs, toe-tapping melodies.

New Eltham Methodist Church, London SE9

Fri 25 Apr

£9.50

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Sat 26 Apr

£9.50

  • 19:30 – 22:00

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.

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 19 Jul

£17–£23 / 0844 847 2325

The Civic, Barnsley

Fri 6 Jun

£20 / 01226 327000

  • 19:30

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£17–£23 / 0844 871 3014

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Andy Abraham

Big band standards and easy listening songs by the vocalist and his backing musicians.

The Pheasantry, London SW3

Fri 9 May

£25

  • 20:30

Sat 10 May

£25

  • 20:30

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 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…

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Mon 26 May

£18.50–£20.50 / 01424 229111

  • 19:30
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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

Wed 18 Jun

Cafe In The Crypt

Phone for prices / 020 7766 1100

  • 20:00

ENJO Jazz Orchestra

The ensemble performs big band arrangements of standards and easy listening pop songs.

Hertford Theatre

Thu 3 Jul

£12 (£10) / 01992 531500

  • 20:00

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.

Eastbourne Bandstand

Fri 27 Jun

Phone for prices / 01323 410611

  • 20:00

The Woodville, Gravesend

Sat 10 May

£15 (Children £13.50; £13.50) / 01474 337774

  • 19:30

Jukebox And Bobbysox Show

A musical show celebrating the rock'n'roll hits of the jukebox era, complete with live band and colourfully costumed dancers.

Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay

Sat 24 May

£17.50 (£16.50) / 01803 328385

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston

Sat 26 Apr

£16.50 / 01205 363108

  • 19:30

The Camberley Theatre

Thu 1 May

£17.50 (£16; £16) / 01276 707600

  • 19:30

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Paula Baldwin’s Swing Band

The 17-piece band play a vast programme of swing and jazz classics.

Riverhead Theatre, Louth

Fri 6 Jun

£12.50 / 01507 600350

  • 19:30
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AJ’s Big Band

The ensemble performs a selection of popular tunes and standards.

Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Fri 2 May

£11 / 01392 270891

  • 20:00

AJ's Big Band

The ensemble performs a selection of popular tunes, with vocalist Paula Mitchell.

Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Fri 2 May

£15.50 / 01392 270891

  • 20:00

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

Band Slam

Five local bands come together to pay tribute to the one man, Dan. All profits go to the Margaret Kerr Unit of the Borders General Hospital.

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Fri 16 May

£8 (Children £4) / 01721 725777

The BBC Big Band With Clare Teal

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…

The Central Theatre, Chatham

Sat 21 Jun

£17.62–£23.50 / 01634 338338

  • 19:30
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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

Big Band Swing Dance

A retro 1940s weekend, with classic war-era music and dances to join in with. Part of the Saltram's Spitfires and Sweethearts retro weekend.

National Trust: Saltram, Plympton, Plymouth

Sat 14 Jun

£40 adv booking essential / 01752 333500

  • 19:00 – 23:00

The Big Beer Band

Seventeen-piece swing band.

The Grape & Grain, London SE19

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 20:00

Mon 5 May

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 20:00

Mon 12 May

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 20:00
…and 2 more dates until 26 May

Brentwood School Big Band

The band plays a diverse repertoire, including songs from the likes of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Queen and many television and film scores.

Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Sun 27 Apr

£14.50 (£12.50) / 01708 443333

  • 19:30

Chris Tame

Chris Tame belts out Michael Buble's back catalogue of traditional pop, big band numbers and swing.

Grosvenor Casino Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

£30 / 01313 384444

Enjoy a three course meal in the Charleston restaurant, followed by the Buble classics, plus a free win £10 roulette bet.

  • 19:30 – 22:30
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Don Mather Big Band

A commemoration concert marking the 100 years of the commencement of World War One and the Second World War 70th Anniversary of D-Day 6th June 1944. With support from Gary Lewis, Colin Jordan, Mark Carter, Birmingham Military Community Choir.

The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham

Sat 5 Jul

£12.50; £10 disabled ( £10; £10) / 0121 245 4455

  • 20:00

Eastwood Chorale: A Night at the Movies

An evening of popular movie songs and themes from The Eastwood Chorale with The Sid Bolan Big Band.

Westcliff High School For Boys, Westcliff-on-Sea

Sat 10 May

£10 / 01702 477259

  • 19:30

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

Sat 3 May

£31 / 01738 621031

Gala Concert: performances from the Cory Band (winners of the 2013 European Brass Band Championships) and the 2014 European Youth Brass Band before the announcement of the the 2014 European Brass Band Champions.

  • 20:00

Five Star Swing

The Big Band performs swing classics by Sinatra, Basie and Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, Michael Innes – trombonist to Tony Bennett and Shirley Bassey plus Chris Smith – composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Thu 17 Jul

£16 (£15) / 01527 577330

  • 19:30

Epsom Playhouse

Tue 29 Apr

£16 / 01372 742555

  • 19:30

Grantham Meres Leisure Centre

Wed 30 Jul

£15 ( £13)

  • 19:30 – 21:30

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Fodens Band

The band from East Anglia performs songs arranged for brass.

Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester

Sun 15 Jun

£5 ( £4.50; £4.50; Children £4.50 under 18s) / 0161 907 5555

  • 19:15
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