Before 3am, Music, Big band

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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.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Thu 23 Oct

£23.50 / 01383 740384

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

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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

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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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 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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London Swing Orchestra

A lecture-recital style presentation charting the history of jazz and swing (1900–1965) from Graham Dalby.

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01242 572573

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Thu 23 Oct

£20 (Students £10) / 0870 750 0659

The event is in aid of The Trussell Trust - the UK's largest foodbank.

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

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£14–£21 / 01303 228600

Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

Sun 23 Nov

£20.50 (£19.50) / 01485 532252

David Redfern And Lynn Riley

Organist and soprano in recital.

The Organ Loft, Belper

Sun 30 Nov

£5 includes interval refreshments

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.

Farnham Maltings

Sun 21 Dec

Great Hall

£16; £14 adv / 01252 745444

The Hideaway, London SW16

Sun 2 Nov

£10 / 020 8835 7070

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£15–£20 phone for availability / 020 7439 0747

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Nathan Jones All Star Jazz Band

The ensemble performs a selection of big band standards.

Arts Centre, Swindon

Sat 22 Nov

£12 / 01793 614837

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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 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

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

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

Berkhamsted Jazz Club

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£13 ( £10) / 01442 824173

The Hideaway, London SW16

Sun 16 Nov

£15 / 020 8835 7070

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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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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