Before 3am, Music, Big band

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The Gatsby Speakeasy

Dress to impress at this speakeasy night.

The Rum Shack, Glasgow

Fri 15 May

£7 / 0141 237 4432

Part of Southside Fringe.

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 Human Revolution Orchestra

Award-winning trombonist Robin Eubanks and British saxophonist Jason Yarde join the visionary orchestra for a performance of Ode To The Human Spirit.

Union Chapel, London N1

Thu 30 Apr

£22 adv / 020 7226 1686

Jack Pack

The Britain's Got Talent Finalists perform with a modern big band sound.

The Hippodrome Casino, London WC2H

Wed 29 Apr

£30 / 0844 248 5144

  • 19:00 Jack Pack The Hippodrome Casino, London

Tue 5 May

£30 / 0844 248 5144

  • 19:00 Jack Pack The Hippodrome Casino, London

The PM Big Band

The band plays selections from Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and other legends.

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Sat 25 Apr

£10 / 028 6632 5440

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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

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Fri 6 Nov

£17–£23 / 08441 717620

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 30 May

£23.50–£25.50 / 020 8688 9291

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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.

Birmingham Town Hall

Fri 25 Sep

£21 / 0121 345 0600

Key Theatre, Peterborough

Fri 5 Jun

£21 / 01733 207239

Malvern Theatres

Tue 16 Jun

£20–£25 / 01684 892 277

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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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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

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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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

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Sun 14 Jun

£18–£29 / 020 7730 4500

The Mill At Sonning, Reading

Sun 17 May

£46.50 / 0118 969 8000

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Jazz Vehicle

Big band music from Lincolnshire students aged 14-18.

Terry O'Toole Theatre, Lincoln

Wed 13 May

£7.50 (under 16s £5) / 01522 883311

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Jazz Vehicle Terry O'Toole Theatre, Lincoln

Moonlight Serenade Orchestra

Nostalgic swing from the passionate 19-strong big band.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Thu 23 Jul

£16.50 (£14.50) / 0131 665 2240

A White Christmas with the New Foxtrot Serenaders

The New Foxtrot Serenaders perform all the old Christmas classics, from Bing to Sinatra, and Gershwin to Berlin.

Brookside Theatre, Romford

Sat 12 Dec

£15 / 01708 755 775

AJ Big Band

The band plays vintage jazz and swing music.

The Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth

Sat 20 Jun

£14 / 01305 783225

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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

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton

Fri 15 May

£15.50 (£14.50) / 01823 414141

Alan Owens Big Band

Big band and swing favourites.

The Forum, Northallerton

Sun 3 May

£3 / 01609 776230

Sat 30 May

£10 / 01609 776230

A tribute to the music of Glenn Miller.

Sun 7 Jun

£3 / 01609 776230

Sun 5 Jul

£3 / 01609 776230

Aneesa Chaudhry’s Mini Big Band

The outfit plays jazz, swing and pop music.

The Brunswick, Hove

Sun 5 Jul

£12 (£10) / 01273 733984

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

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The BBC Big Band

The ensemble performs big band jazz.

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Sat 6 Jun

£18–£25 (Children £14.25–£21.25; £14.25–£21.25; £16–£23) / 0844 406 8666

Beats & Pieces

The ensemble founded by Ben Cottrell in 2008 performs their contemporary take on big band music.

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Wed 8 Jul

£18–£32.50 / 020 7439 0747

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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