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Louis Hoover's Salute To Sinatra 100: The Centennial Gala World Tour

The original star of West End hit show The Rat Pack: Live From Las Vegas joins forces with the 17-piece Hollywood Orchestra for a celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 20 May

£17.50–£24.50 / 01702 351135

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.

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sat 7 Mar

£20 (£18) / 01933 270007

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Sat 14 Mar

£18 / 020 8428 0124

Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Mon 27 Apr

Main Auditorium

£17.50–£24 / 01708 443333

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

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

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 3 May

£24.50–£32.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 5 Apr

£18–£24 / 0844 847 2325

The Mill At Sonning, Reading

Sun 17 May

£46.50 / 0118 969 8000

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The Addams Family

Hamilton District Youth Theatre present the magnificently macabre new musical comedy, The Addams Family.

The Town House, Hamilton

Thu 30 Apr

£10 (£9) / 01698 452299

Fri 1 May

£10 (£9) / 01698 452299

Sat 2 May

£10 (£9) / 01698 452299

AJ's Big Band

Swinging 17-piece big band jazz show with vocalist Paula Mitchell.

Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay

Fri 3 Jul

£17 (Seniors £16; Children £16) / 01803 328385

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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.

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Sun 8 Mar

£15.50–£17.50 / 01793 524481

Back To Basie Orchestra

The band plays the songs by American jazz pianist and composer Count Basie.

Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Wed 4 Mar

£28; £53 incl meal (£20; £45 incl meal) / 02380 613989

Barisons Swing Band

The ensemble, with vocal harmonisers, The Three Belles, performs the music of Glenn Miller, plus The Andrews Sisters.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Thu 26 Mar

£19.50 / 01892 530613

The Big Band

The swing band performs classics by Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie and many more. With support from Five Star Swing.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sun 15 Mar

£15 (£14) / 020 8561 8371

Big Band Ball

Big band swing with That Swing Sensation and the Kennedy Cupcakes.

Rutherglen Town Hall

Sat 14 Mar

£13 / 0141 613 5700

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Big Band Brunch

The Girls Only Jazz Orchestra performs swing and big band numbers, new and old.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Sun 1 Mar

£5.50 (£4.50; £3.50–£4.50) / 01722 321744

Big Band Concert

The Junior Conservatoire Big Band finish their year in style with a lively set list of jazz, swing and soul tracks.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Sun 10 May

Stevenson Hall

£7.50–£9.50 (£7.50) / 0141 332 5057

The Big Chris Barber Band

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

Belfast Waterfront

Tue 7 Apr

£18.50–£23 / 028 9033 4400

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Sat 28 Mar

£18.50 (£16.50) / 01903 206206

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Fri 13 Mar

Ashcroft Theatre

£24.50–£26.50 / 020 8688 9291

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Blackburn With Darwen Big Band

The ensemble performs a wide range of material in classic big band style.

The Continental, Preston

Sun 26 Apr

£8 / 01772 499425

Brighouse And Rastrick Band

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

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sun 26 Apr

£18 / 0151 907 8360

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 23 May

Ashcroft Theatre

£24.50 / 020 8688 9291

Gala, Durham

Sat 14 Mar

£10 (£7) / 0191 332 4041

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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.

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Fri 13 Mar

£14–£21 / 01303 228600

Clare Teal sings the Doris Day Songbook

Clare Teal and her Hollywood Orchestra celebrate Doris Day with a spectacular tribute to the great star in the stunning surroundings of Town Hall. Clare has created a show that celebrates all of Doris' professional life. Starting from her early days with Les Brown and his Band of Renown, the show moves on to embrace…

Birmingham Town Hall

Sat 16 May

£19.50 / 0121 345 0600

Core 6: Live!

Showcase featuring musicians young and old who are involved in Core through workshops, teaching, learning and volunteering.

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Sat 28 Feb

£10 / 01434 652477

Count Basie Orchestra

The IJO Big Band performs the orchestra's songs.

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Sat 25 Apr

£11 ( £10) / 01256 844244

The Customs House Big Band With Ruth Lambert

The ensemble and accompanying vocalist performs a selection of big band classics.

The Customs House, South Shields

Fri 27 Mar

£11 (£10; £8) / 0191 454 1234

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David Redfern And Lynn Riley

Organist and soprano in recital.

The Organ Loft, Belper

Sun 14 Jun

£5

Sun 6 Dec

£5

Director's Choice

Northampton Concert Band honors a decade of music under musical direction of Stephen Bell.

Abington Avenue United Reformed Church, Northampton

Sat 21 Mar

£10 (Children £5) / 01604 604 623

  • 19:30 – 21:45 Director's Choice Abington Avenue United Reformed Church, Northampton

Dublin City Jazz Orchestra

The seventeen-piece ensemble performs a wide variety of popular tunes.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Wed 25 Mar

£10 (£8) / 028 9024 2338

English National Jazz Orchestra

The ensemble, with vocalist Beverley Stone, performs a selection of classic big band songs and standards.

Hertford Theatre

Thu 12 Mar

£14 (£12) / 01992 531500

Fat Suit

Saxophonist Scott Murphy leads this 15-piece big band through jazz funk fusion.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 4 Mar

£10 / 0131 556 7060

  • 20:00 Fat Suit The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
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