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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 1 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

…and 2 more dates until 29 Nov

Jump Jive & Shout

Fun monthly retro/ vintage style jive night with DJ and live music.

The Albany, London W1W

Sat 8 Nov

£5 ( £3; £3) / 020 7387 0221

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.

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

Leeds Town Hall

Sun 30 Nov

£23.50

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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

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sat 1 Nov

£20 / 01223 503333

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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

Brighouse And Rastrick Band

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

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£19.50 / 0844 576 2210

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 Glenn Miller Orchestra

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

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Tue 30 Dec

Hall

£29.50–£32.50 / 020 7638 8891

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 28 Dec

£24.50–£32.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 5 Apr 2015

£18–£24 / 0844 847 2325

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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

Swing Into Christmas 2014

Jonathan Wyatt and his Big Band perform a selection seasonal material.

The Forum, Norwich

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01603 727950

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The Vo De O Do Orchestra

Authentic period jazz from the 1920s, led by trumpeter David Jones.

The Spice Of Life, London W1D

Fri 31 Oct

£6 / 020 7437 7013

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

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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The Notebenders

The ensemble from Birmingham performs a range of popular tunes.

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0121 345 0600

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0121 345 0600

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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

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

Alan Owens' Forum Big Band

Big band and swing favourites.

The Forum, Northallerton

Sun 2 Nov

£3 / 01609 776230

Sun 7 Dec

£3 / 01609 776230

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

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

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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

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

The BBC Big Band

The ensemble performs big band jazz.

The Hawth, Crawley

Sun 16 Nov

£20.50 / 01293 553636

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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