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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.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Fri 12 Jun

£21 / 01786 473544

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 11 Apr

£17–£23

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Fri 6 Nov

£17–£23 / 08441 717620

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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

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

The Lights, Andover

Thu 2 Apr

Auditorium

£20–£21 / 01264 368368

Malvern Theatres

Tue 16 Jun

£20–£25 / 01684 892 277

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The Glenn Miller Story: The True Story

The Astor Big Band present the story of Glenn Miller, from his early days after discovering his unique sound, to his hit making days. Including all the biggies like 'Moonlight Serenade', 'That's Sabotage' and 'Chattanooga Choo Choo'.

Milton Keynes Theatre

Mon 26 Oct

£17.50–£45 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 27 Oct

£17.50–£45 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 28 Oct

£17.50–£45 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 31 Oct

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Sat 18 Apr

£15–£22.50 / 0844 871 7646

Fri 28 Aug

£17.50–£45 / 0844 871 7646

Sat 29 Aug

£17.50–£45 / 0844 871 7646

…and 5 more dates until 5 Sep

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

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Sun 14 Jun

£18–£29 / 020 7730 4500

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JL Dance & Swing Big Band Night

Fifteen-piece big band outfit.

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Sat 18 Apr

Pavilion Theatre

£10 / 01903 206206

Kurt Elling Swings Sinatra with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

The great Kurt Elling and the great Scottish National Jazz Orchestra come together in an epic great-a-thon to celebrate the greatest of all swing singers: Frank Sinatra.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Thu 21 May

£21.50 (£20; youth card holders £5; accompanied under 16s free) / 01382 434940

City Halls, Glasgow

Sun 24 May

£20–£25 / 0141 353 8000

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Fri 22 May

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606 Club Big Band

Sixteen-piece big band specialising in arrangements by British based musicians including the likes of Stan Tracey, Pete Hurt, and Laurence Cottle.

606 Club, London SW10

Sun 12 Apr

£10 / 020 7352 5953

An Afternoon With Randy Edelman

American film and television score composer.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Sun 19 Apr

£20 / 0844 847 2514

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

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton

Fri 15 May

£15.50 (£14.50) / 01823 414141

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Apollo Big Band

The 16-piece big band perform nostalgic swing classics, with support from The Victory Arms and The 1940's Society.

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Fri 8 May

£15 / 01252 329155

Back To Basie Orchestra

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

The Stag Community Arts Centre, Sevenoaks

Sat 20 Jun

£20 / 01732 450 175

The Big Band

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

The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

Sun 21 Jun

Auditorium

£17 (£16) / 01684 295 074

Big Band Bonanza

A musical tribute to the swing era, featuring the Ashton on Mersey Showband, Wayne Devlin, the Andy Penzak Trio and Christine Wren.

St Mary the Virgin, Manchester

Fri 19 Jun

£10

Big Band Bonanza

Music at St Mary's presents 'Local Music for Local People' Big Band Bonanza.

St Mary The Virgin, Manchester

Fri 19 Jun

£10

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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

Big Band Concert

The Old Brentwoods' Big Band comes to Brentwood Theatre for the first time.

Brentwood Theatre

Sat 11 Apr

£7.50–£10 / 01277 200305

Big Band Metheny

The ensemble interprets the music of Pat Metheny and the Pat Metheny Group in a big band style.

Pizza Express Jazz Club, London W1D

Sun 10 May

£12.50 / 020 7437 9595

Big Band Salute

Classic arrangements from big bands of the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Sun 14 Jun

£12.50–£14.50 / 01323 412000

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

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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

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sat 2 May

£22.50 (£20.50) / 01227 787787

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.

Crail Community Hall

Sun 28 Jun

£15 (under 18s £5) / 01333 451 206

Part of East Neuk Festival.

Inchyra Arts Club, Perth

Wed 27 May

£12.50 / 01738 860066

The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea

Thu 21 May

£14 / 01273 464440

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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.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Fri 12 Jun

£16.50–£22.50 / 0844 576 2210

Count Basie Orchestra

The IJO Big Band performs the orchestra's songs.

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Sat 25 Apr

£11 ( £10) / 01256 844244

David Redfern And Lynn Riley

Organist and soprano in recital.

The Organ Loft, Belper

Sun 14 Jun

£5

Sun 6 Dec

£5

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