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The BBC Big Band sell-out at the prestigious Snape Maltings Concert Hall (830-cap.). Plus 2016-17 Tour Date Now Available
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BBC Big Band Sells-Out The Prestigious Snape Maltings Concert Hall
(Friday 12th August 2016)
The BBC Big Band performed to a sell-out audience at the prestigious Snape Maltings Concert Hall (capacity: 830) last Friday.
The 17-piece orchestra, led by conductor Barry Forgie and featuring guest vocalist, presented their 'Sound of Cinema' concert programme - featuring swinging versions of Hollywood's finest soundtracks, performed in the BBC Big Band own inimitable style
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UK TOUR DATES:
Now Booking 2016-2017:
Limited dates still available: Oct & Nov 2016
The BBC Big Band's 'A Swinging Christmas' available during December 2016
Please note: we have a certain amount of flexibility with regards dates outside the above period (dependent on radio/recording commitments) - therefore please contact us should your preferred date fall outside the above UK tour periods.
The BBC Big Band
'Such a versatile jazz orchestra ... a brilliant musical force'
'A wonderful band!'
Widely regarded as the world’s leading and most versatile Big Bands, The BBC Big Band continues to delight audiences around the world through their broadcasts on BBC Radio and their live concert and festival performances.
Current Concert Programmes Include:
The Sound of Cinema
The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook: 2017 Centenary Concert
The Beatles Songbook
Big Band Divas
Frank & Ella
A Swinging Christmas
The Band has played with stars such as George Benson, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Tony Bennett, George Shearing, Michel Legrand, Phil Woods, Joe Lovano, Lalo Schifrin, Michael McDonald, Bob Brookmeyer and Ray Charles.
In addition to its regular studio and concert recordings, the BBC Big Band regularly gives live performances at major venues around the UK, as well as touring with major music artists abroad. Within the UK, the BBC Big Band is probably best known for its show Big Band Special on BBC Radio 2, as well its appearances on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line Up. Its performances also reach huge global audiences through its regular broadcasts for the BBC World Service, satellite radio and via the internet.
Building on the strong reputation it has built up through performances on the UK and European festival circuit, the BBC Big Band has recently appeared at the Aberdeen, Gateshead, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Great North and Brecon jazz festivals, as well as in annual concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms and Proms in the Park series.