Before 3am, Music, Swing

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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 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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Soulsville

A night of rapturous soul music, playing rugged rhythms and deep blue grooves long into the midnight hours.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sat 9 May

£5 / 0131 558 8844

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

Sat 6 Jun

£5 / 0131 558 8844

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

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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Aurora Orchestra: Jitterbug!

  • Directed by: Nicholas Collon (cond)
  • Written by: Stravinsky

A prohibition-inspired programme, featuring the melodic, infectious swing of Man Overboard and Aurora's very own Stephane Grappelli, Thomas Gould.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Thu 21 May

£18; £5 under 25s (£15) / 01284 758000

Benoit Viellefon Trio

Gypsy jazz and swing combo.

The Nightjar, London EC1V

Sat 25 Apr

£7 / 020 7253 4101

Fri 22 May

£7 / 020 7253 4101

Sat 23 May

£7 / 020 7253 4101

Fri 26 Jun

£7 / 020 7253 4101

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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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

Playhouse Jazz Festival Speakeasy

Travel back to the 1920s and visit a speakeasy, donning costumes and decor, as well as listening to listening to songs from the era.

The Playhouse, Londonderry

Thu 30 Apr

£5 / 028 7126 8027

Fri 1 May

£5 / 028 7126 8027

Sat 2 May

£5 / 028 7126 8027

Sun 3 May

£5 / 028 7126 8027

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Titanic Jazz Band

The Leicester-based band with the fluid line-up plays trad jazz and swing.

The Donkey, Leicester

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0116 270 5042

Tue 5 May

Free / 0116 270 5042

Tue 12 May

Free / 0116 270 5042

…and 7 more dates until 30 Jun

The Whighams Jazz Club

All singers and instrumentalists are welcome at this jazz jam with a different host every week and a stellar trio.

Whighams Wine Cellars, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0131 225 8674

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 225 8674

Sun 10 May

Free / 0131 225 8674

…and 33 more dates until 27 Dec

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

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

Amy Roberts & The Citizens Of Swing

Amy Roberts joins Leicester's Citizens of Swing for a special not to be missed session. Amy has played with Chris Barber's Big Band and has played all over the UK and throughout Europe in Clubs and Jazz Festivals.

Regent Sports And Social Club, Leicester

Tue 19 May

£3–£5 / 0116 223 8006

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Band Of The Surrey Yeomanry

The band plays music from popular shows, dance band music and classical favourites.

Eastbourne Bandstand

Wed 3 Jun

£9; £7.50 early bird (£4.75; £3.75 early bird) / 01323 410611

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

Ben Richards

The TV actor and West End leading man performs swing and jazz numbers.

The Pheasantry, London SW3

Sat 25 Apr

£20

Benoit Viellefon's Hot Club

The quartet performs swing music, which emerged from the Parisian cafes and nightclubs of the 1920s and 1930s.

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Sun 17 May

£10; £8 adv / 020 7439 0747

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

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The Big Easy

The Leeds-based five-piece performs swing.

CAST, Doncaster

Thu 18 Jun

£12 (£10) / 01302 303959

Zeffirellis, Ambleside

Fri 19 Jun

Free / 01539 433 845

Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters

The outfit plays zydeco (African-Creole), Texas swing and Cajun music.

The Green Note Cafe, London NW1

Fri 3 Jul

£9 adv / 020 7485 9899

Bootleg Swing

The era is the roaring twenties. Ain't no prohibition here. At this speakeasy, the Moonshine & cocktails will flow.

Norwich Arts Centre

Fri 26 Jun

£13; £10 adv (£8 adv) / 01603 660352

Brass Tracks

Edinburgh-based brass quintet Brass Tracks perform classical favourites, musical hits and swing numbers.

Renfield St Stephen's Church, Glasgow

Sat 2 May

Donations welcome / 0141 332 2826

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Brass Tracks Renfield St Stephen's Church, Glasgow

Bratislava Hot Serenaders

The ensemble from Slovakia performs early jazz and swing numbers.

Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Wed 15 Jul

£28; £53 inc meals (£20; £45 inc meals) / 02380 613989

Princess Theatre & Arts Centre, Burnham-on-Sea

Tue 14 Jul

£16.50 (£15.50) / 01278 784464

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