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Swinging at the Cotton Club

A step back to Harlem during the 1920s, with this exciting show celebrating the music and songs of New York's famous jazz club.

The Harlington, Fleet

Sat 27 Jun

£18 / 01252 811009

Key Theatre, Peterborough

Wed 8 Apr

£19 / 01733 207239

Nottingham Playhouse

Thu 26 Mar

£18 (£16.50) / 0115 941 9419

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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

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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The Glenn Miller Orchestra

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

Watford Colosseum

Sun 6 Sep

£21.50 (£19.50) / 0845 075 3993

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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

Around The World In

  • Directed by: Ian Swatman (cond)

A concert featuring the University of Kent Concert and Big Bands.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Fri 27 Feb

Colyer-Fergusson Hall

£13 ( £7) / 01227 769075

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

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'.

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Sun 15 Mar

£20–£24 / 0870 607 7533

New Theatre, Oxford

Sat 21 Mar

£20–£24 / 0844 871 3020

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Sat 18 Apr

£15–£22.50 / 0844 871 7646

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.

Wilton's Music Hall, London E1

Sat 7 Mar

£15 / 020 7702 2789

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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

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

Brighouse And Rastrick Band

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

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 23 May

Ashcroft Theatre

£24.50 / 020 8688 9291

Gala, Durham

Sat 14 Mar

£10 (£7) / 0191 332 4041

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sat 2 May

£22.50 (£20.50) / 01227 787787

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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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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

The Gala Big Band

A chance to hear the band's first performance in a show featuring trumpets, saxophones, trombones, piano, guitars, bass and drums, and the songs of Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington and their own compositions.

Gala, Durham

Sun 19 Apr

£5 ( £3) / 0191 332 4041

Gareth Lockrane Quartet

The flautist leads the ensemble as they perform a selection of jazz pieces.

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, London SE11

Mon 30 Mar

Free / 020 7582 6800

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