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The Big Chris Barber Band

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

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£20 / 0131 668 2019

CAST, Doncaster

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£19 / 0131 668 2019

Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Wed 3 Dec

£29 ( £21) / 0131 668 2019

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Swing Patrol: Swing Ball

Dress in your vintage best and have some old fashioned fun at this Swing Ball hosted by Swing Patrol. Down For The Count perform the tunes to swing, jitterbug and lindy hop the night away to.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£25 (Students £15) / 0131 220 4348

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.

James Langton's Solid Senders: Swing, Swing, Swing

The band plays swinging favourites.

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Sun 7 Dec

£20–£40 / 020 7439 0747

Jump Jive & Shout

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

The Albany, London W1W

Sat 13 Dec

£5 (£3) / 020 7387 0221

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£5 (£3) / 020 7387 0221

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Makin' Whoopee

Classic vintage jazz and blues featuring a revolving roster of respected female vocalists (including Ali Affleck, Heather Macleod, Gina Rae, Victoria Bennett and Sophie Bancroft).

48 Below, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free

Sun 7 Dec

Free

Sun 14 Dec

Free

…and 6 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

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 7 Dec

£10 (£8) / 0141 416 2026

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

David Redfern And Lynn Riley

Organist and soprano in recital.

The Organ Loft, Belper

Sun 30 Nov

£5 includes interval refreshments

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

Burnley Mechanics

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£20 / 01282 664400

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Soulsville

DJs Francis Dosoo, Fryer & Mr Mason bring you a night of rapturous soul music, playing rugged rhythms and deep blue grooves long into the midnight hours. Featuring visuals downstairs and the return of Motherfunk upstairs.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

£5 / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Soulsville The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

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 7 Dec

Free / 020 7254 1668

With Ben Murphie, Our Man In The Field, The Happy Places, Ringlefinch, Louise Jordan and Robbie Skitmore & the Spanish Harlem Incident. Plus a craft fair and fish finger sandwiches.

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

Alan Owens' Forum Big Band

Big band and swing favourites.

The Forum, Northallerton

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 American Song Book

A celebration of American music, with Harry Hamilton and his swing band.

Belfast Waterfront

Fri 9 Jan 2015

Studio

£16.50 / 028 9033 4400

The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Sat 20 Dec

£8 adv / 023 9286 3911

Live performance from 11-piece ensemble, Kormac's Big Band supported by Tom Mayhem & The Gentleman Philosipha, Slick Minded Indvivduals and Chip Jacks.

Benoit Viellefon's Hot Club

Gypsy jazz and swing combo.

The Nightjar, London EC1V

Fri 28 Nov

£7 / 020 7253 4101

Sat 13 Dec

£7 / 020 7253 4101

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.

Marine Hall, Fleetwood

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£15 / 01253 887693

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The Big Easy

The Leeds-based five-piece performs swing.

Matt And Phred's, Manchester

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£5 / 0161 831 7002

Seven Arts Centre, Leeds

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£8 (£5) / 0113 262 6777

The Bigsby Brothers

The foursome plays a range of swing and big band covers.

Matt And Phred's, Manchester

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0161 831 7002

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

Bluekings

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

Duck & Drake, Leeds

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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