Evening events, Music, Big band

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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

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

Capitol, Horsham

Thu 20 Nov

£22.50 (£20.50) / 01403 750 220

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Fri 24 Oct

£24.50 / 0141 353 8000

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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.

Haverhill Arts Centre

Sat 1 Nov

£16 (£15) / 01440 714140

Palace Theatre, Paignton

Fri 24 Oct

£16.50 / 01803 665800

Swing Saturday

An evening of all things swing, including swing dance classes, an evening of jumping and jiving and a live show from the Drury St Swing Band

Drury Street, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

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

  • 19:30 AJs Big Band Princess Theatre & Arts Centre, Burnham-on-Sea

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

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

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

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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

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) / 01142 767 093

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

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

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

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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 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

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

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 27 Oct

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

The Big Chris Barber Band

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

Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Wed 3 Dec

£29 ( £21) / 0131 668 2019

Gardyne Theatre, Dundee

Fri 21 Nov

£20 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Dundee Jazz Festival.

Goring Village Hall, Reading

Fri 12 Dec

£20 / 0131 668 2019

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Big Macs Wholly Soul Band

Big Macs Wholly Soul Band play all the 60s soul classics.

The Riverfront, Newport

Fri 14 Nov

£12; £10 adv / 01633 656757

The Big Swing

The ensemble performs a selection of easy listening tunes suitable for dancing.

Bull's Head, London SW13

Sun 16 Nov

£10; £8 adv / 020 8876 5241

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.

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

Christmas Party Nights.

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