The repertoire of the Jazzologia Big Band
, which just gets bigger and bigger, consists of compositions and arrangements by the pioneers of Jazz Big Band
music, as well as modern works.
As long as they are committed to weekly rehearsals and enjoy playing in a big band
, we will welcome them.
The annual concert, a firm favourite with audiences, promises an evening of vibrant tunes - from the golden days of the Big Band
tradition in the 1930s and 1940s right up to the present day.
30pm): Tomorrow: Joe Kemp, Easy Street, Josie Lloyd, Martin Fletcher and Chris James Band; Monday: Marie Marx, Old School, John Weighell, Peg Powler, Joe Kemp; Tuesday: Les Glover, The Dam Jammers, Plumhall, Steve Dagleish, The Caffreys; Wednesday: Guisborough Big Band
Supported by the British Jazz Award winning supported Back To Basie Big Band
, Frank and Ella features timeless songs such as I've Got You Under My Skin, Night and Day and Mack the Knife.
The trombone section includes Ronnie Marqueses, a veteran of Lito Molina's Jazz Friends; and big band
leader and music professor Romy San Jose.
I'm 79 years young and had firsthand experience of the big band
era and the transition to other forms of music during the 1950s and to this day.
Their repertoire covers music from all eras with a big band
twist and includes traditional big band
hits set to modern arrangements, including some with vocals.
The music takes the tradition of the big bands
of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Thad Jones and infuses it with the funk of greats such as Parliament Funkadelic, The Crusaders, The Meters and James Brown & the JB's.
Christopher Wilkinson's Big Band
Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942, shines a welcomed light on the Mountain State engagements of a broad assemblage of touring big bands
, revisiting these overlooked Swing Era moments from the neglected perspective of a West Virginia audience.
In 2011 it featured with the BBC Big Band
in a double big band
header for Radio 2.
I'm not quite sure how Silk's Christmas Big Band
is going to fit into the room at The Spotted Dog in Digbeth, but I'm keen to find out.