Evening events, Music, Big band

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Peter Straker: Black Magic

Big band music from Peter Straker and his five piece band.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance One

£14 (£13.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Pleasance One

£14 (£13.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Pleasance One

£13.50 (£12.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

In A Sentimental Mood

Guy Garrett and Cherie Gears, backed by The Good Guys Orchestra, sing standards from the classic American songbook.

Terry O'Toole Theatre, Lincoln

Sun 12 Oct

£15.50 (£14.50; Children £9) / 01522 883311

  • 19:30 – 21:30

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

  • 19:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£17–£23

The Core At Corby Cube

Thu 30 Oct

£21.50 / 01536 470470

  • 19:30

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…and at 19 other places

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.

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 Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Minster

Fri 26 Sep

£22.50 / 01202 885566

  • 19:30

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
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AD Concert Band

The concert band performs a selection of works.

The Grange Hall, Southam

Sat 13 Sep

£12.50 / 01926 813933

  • 19:30

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

Ashby Big Band

The ensemble performs a selection of popular tunes from the swing era.

The Priory, Loughborough

Thu 4 Sep

£8 / 01509 216333

  • 20:30 – 23:00

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

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

Radlett Centre

Sun 14 Sep

£18 (£17) / 01923 859291

  • 19:30
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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

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…

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Sat 23 Aug

£17–£27

  • 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

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

The Big Beer Band

Seventeen-piece swing band.

The Grape & Grain, London SE19

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 20:00

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 20:00

Mon 18 Aug

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 20:00

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 020 8778 4109

  • 20:00
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Big Vern 'n' the Shootahs

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

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Sun 10 Aug

£18.50 / 01796 484626

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

Bless 'Em All

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

Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St. Annes

Fri 15 Aug

£13.50 (Children £12; £12) / 01253 658666

  • 19:30

St George's Theatre, Great Yarmouth

Wed 13 Aug

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01493 745461

  • 19:30

Brighouse And Rastrick Band

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

Grove Theatre, Dunstable

Sat 27 Sep

£22 / 01582 602080

  • 19:00

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.

Diss Corn Hall

Sat 6 Sep

£12 (£9.50–£10.50) / 01379 652241

  • 20:00

Constellation Big Band

The ensemble performs a selection of big band standards and classics.

Swansea Jazzland, St James Club

Wed 6 Aug

£10 ( £7) / 07802 912789

  • 19:30
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The Spice Of Life, London W1D

Thu 28 Aug

£10 / 020 7437 7013

  • 18:00

Dizzy Hack

The ensemble performs a range of swing, jazz, and funky big band tunes with both female and male vocalists.

Bootleggers, Kendal

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 01539 723824

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Driffield Silver Band

The Yorkshire band performs a varied programme.

Burton Constable Hall, Hull

Fri 5 Sep

Phone for times / 01964 562400

  • 19:00

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.

Plaza, Stockport

Sun 21 Sep

£17.60 (£15.40) / 0161 477 7779

  • 19:30

Fodens Band

The band from East Anglia performs songs arranged for brass.

Gawsworth Hall, Macclesfield

Sun 17 Aug

£17.50 (Children £10) / 01260 223456

  • 19:30
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