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The Gatsby Club Presents: Carnival of Illusion

A 1920s-themed cabaret and club night, complete with Masters of Magic, sideshow, fire acts, ancing girls, live music and a gramphone DJ.

Glasgow University Union

Sat 28 Mar

£14 / 0141 339 8697

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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Prohibition

Get your Gatsby on at this evening of opulence with a 1920s speakeasy theme.

The Bloomsbury Ballroom, London WC1B

Sat 28 Mar

£25–£30

  • 20:00 – 03:00 Prohibition The Bloomsbury Ballroom, London

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

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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Deke McGee Band

Swing, R&B, gospel and soul from the saxophonist and his band.

Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow

Sat 16 May

£10 plus booking fee / 0141 339 9784

Gypsy Jazz

Relaxed mix of jazz and swing.

Crich Glebe Field Centre, Matlock

Sat 18 Apr

£12; £7 adv (Children £8.50 under 16s)

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Gypsy Jazz Crich Glebe Field Centre, Matlock

Jump 66

The band plays a mixture of 1940s-1950s West Coast-style jump blues, rock'n'roll, boogie, swing and jive.

Ain't Nothin But Blues Bar, London W1B

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 020 7287 0514

  • 21:00 Jump 66 Ain't Nothin But Blues Bar, London

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 020 7287 0514

  • 21:00 Jump 66 Ain't Nothin But Blues Bar, London

Soulsville

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

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

£5 / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Soulsville 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

Swinging To Victory

A celebration of the morale-boosting hits of the star singers and big bands from WWII.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sun 12 Apr

Ashcroft Theatre

£19.75 / 020 8688 9291

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Sun 17 May

£21.50 (£17.50; £17.50) / 01502 533200

Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Sun 3 May

£18.50 / 01903 206206

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Benoit Viellefon Trio

Gypsy jazz and swing combo.

The Nightjar, London EC1V

Sat 28 Mar

£7 / 020 7253 4101

Fri 24 Apr

£7 / 020 7253 4101

Sat 25 Apr

£7 / 020 7253 4101

Fri 22 May

£7 / 020 7253 4101

Le Chat Noir

Night of burlesque with 1920s and 1930s swing and a vintage aesthetic.

Proud Brighton Ballroom

Sat 4 Apr

£2.50 / 01273 605879

Sat 11 Apr

£11.20 / 01273 605879

Dick Lee's Swingtet

Easy listening jazz.

Valvona & Crolla Vincaffè, Edinburgh

Sun 29 Mar

Free Booking Recommended / 0131 557 0088

Frank Holden

Award-winning Sinatra singer returns with his swing band for an evening of effortless cool.

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow

Sat 11 Apr

Suggested donation £5 / 0141 553 0840

with special guest Richard Rice Alan.

  • 14:00 Frank Holden Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow

The Jive Aces

High energy action from this six-piece ensemble taking you through a blend of swing, R&B, Rock'n'Roll, Boogie Woogie and Jump Blues – get those toes tapping.

Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Fri 5 Jun

£15 (£13.50) / 01873 850805

Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton-on-Trent

Thu 23 Apr

£15 (£13) / 01283 508100

Harlow Playhouse

Sun 26 Apr

Main Auditorium

£13–£16 (£11–£14) / 01279 431945

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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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Nick Ross Orchestra: Sounds of Glenn Miller

Big band music from the Nick Ross Orchestra.

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Sat 6 Jun

£19.50 (£18.50) / 01292 288235

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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Seventeen Piece Swing Band

The big band gives an accomplished swing performance.

The Grape & Grain, London SE19

Mon 30 Mar

Free / 020 8778 4109

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 020 8778 4109

Mon 13 Apr

Free / 020 8778 4109

…and 2 more dates until 27 Apr

Twisted Circus

A musical extravaganza, featuring everything from bouncing Balkan beats to funk, swing and ska.

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

£6–£8 / 0131 220 2987

Sat 9 May

£6–£8 / 0131 220 2987

Sat 13 Jun

£6–£8 / 0131 220 2987

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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

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.

The Pheasantry, London SW3

Tue 21 Apr

£15

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

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
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