Before 3am, Music, Swing

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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

Hot Club of Cowtown

Hot jazz/western swing trio.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Nov

£18 (£16) / 0131 668 2019

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Mon 3 Nov

£17.50 / 01527 577330

The Cellars At Eastney, Southsea

Sun 2 Nov

£18 / 023 9282 6249

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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

Scottish Drum Fair

A drummy good afternoon, featuring appearances from Steve White, who has played alongside the likes of Paul Weller and The Style Council, Hungarian drumming sensation Gabor Dornyei and UK drummer Robin Guy. There's also a trade display area with some big names from the world of drums and percussion.

St Mungo's High School, Falkirk

Sun 2 Nov

£10 / 01324 628202

Steve Walker’s Big Swing Band

Seventeen-piece band, led by Steve Walker and featuring trumpeter with Syd Lawrence, offering a a selection of old-time favourites from the big band era plus hits from the musicals, movies and more.

Terry O'Toole Theatre, Lincoln

Sat 22 Nov

£13.50 / 01522 883311

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Acoustic Sundays

A daytime arts event, showcasing a range of talented musicians of different genres and screening six short films. Accompanied by homemade food and local drinks.

St Peter's Church Crypt, London N1

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 020 7254 1668

Gunpowder, Treason and Mulled Cider

James Ross hosts an open mic session as well as acoustic guitarist Tim Fulker, blues singer Dan Tredgold, Mario Lottari, Aman Doktor and Nelson & Friends

Film screening is The Lady In Number 6 and there are stalls from second hand projects and a swap shop so bring clothes, books, toys, etc (nothing electrical)

Adrian Cox Quartet

Jazz and swing from the quartet, with Nils Solberg on guitar/vocals, George Trebar on double bass and Mez Clough on drums, plus special guest vocalist Sumudu Jayatilaka.

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£12–£15 / 020 7439 0747

Afternoon In Paris

Gypsy jazz and swing by the six-piece band from Swansea fronted by vocalist Susanna Warren.

Le QuecumBar, London SW11

Sun 9 Nov

£12; £10 adv / 020 7787 2227

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

Alligator Gumbo

Creole-swing by the six-piece band based in Leeds.

Matt And Phred's, Manchester

Fri 28 Nov

£5 / 0161 831 7002

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The BBC Big Band

The ensemble performs big band jazz.

The Hawth, Crawley

Sun 16 Nov

£20.50 / 01293 553636

Benoit Viellefon's Hot Club

Gypsy jazz and swing combo.

The Nightjar, London EC1V

Fri 28 Nov

£7 / 020 7253 4101

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Sun 16 Nov

£10; £8 adv / 020 7439 0747

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 2 Nov

Verdi – Italian Kitchen

£30.07 (Under 12s £15.30) / 020 7589 8212

Two course brunch.

The Big Band

The group performs big band and swing songs made famous by Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie and Ella Fitzgerald.

Thornton Little Theatre, Thornton-Cleveleys

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£15 / 01253 858529

  • 20:00 The Big Band Thornton Little Theatre, Thornton-Cleveleys

The Big Band With 5 Star Swing

The big band performs swing with 5 Star Swing.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sun 2 Nov

£15 (£13) / 0151 907 8360

The Big Chris Barber Band

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

CAST, Doncaster

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£19 / 0131 668 2019

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.

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The Big Easy

The Leeds-based five-piece performs swing.

Zeffirellis, Ambleside

Fri 21 Nov

Free / 01539 433 845

Blitz Party

1940s Blitz-themed night of DJs and live swing.

Village Underground, London EC2A

Wed 31 Dec

£25 / 020 7422 7505

  • 21:00 – 03:00 Blitz Party Village Underground, London

Blue Harlem

Swing and jump-jive from the London-based ensemble. With support from Atlantic Soul Orchestra.

The Blues Kitchen, London NW1

Fri 14 Nov

£5 / 020 7387 5277

  • 19:00 – 03:00 Blue Harlem The Blues Kitchen, London

Bluekings

The five-piece plays up-tempo Chicago and West Coast harp-driven swing blues and rhythm'n'blues.

Duck & Drake, Leeds

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0113 246 5806

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0113 246 5806

Fri 21 Nov

Free / 0113 246 5806

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0113 246 5806

Bootleg Swing

Bootleg Swing features hot jazz, electro-swing and the seductive, brassy sounds of the "Moonshine Swing Seven".

Norwich Arts Centre

Fri 5 Dec

£13; £10 adv / 01603 660352

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The Bootleg Swingband

A night of vaudeville featuring Whittall and Green, plus others.

New Hall, Tiverton

Sat 8 Nov

£10; £8 in advance / 01884 255 823

C2 Gypsy Swing Guitar Duo

Performance of jazz and django standards courtesy of this creative and playful Gypsy jazz duo.

Le QuecumBar, London SW11

Fri 14 Nov

£6 / 020 7787 2227

Fri 28 Nov

£6 / 020 7787 2227

Cafe Django

The quartet performs swing and jazz.

Le QuecumBar, London SW11

Thu 27 Nov

£10; £7 adv / 020 7787 2227

Cafe Django Hot Harmonica Swing Band

A performance by the band that is dedicated to the unique spirit of Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club De France's famous music from the 1930s and 40s.

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, London SE11

Sat 8 Nov

£7; £5 adv ( £5) / 020 7582 6800

The Elgin, London W11

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0207 229 5663

Django Reinhardt influenced swing, jazz maestros Cafe Manouche provide the delicately decadent soundtrack to this Friday night of escapist joy.

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