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Thu, 28 Mar


Palace Theatre

Mike Lovatt with The BBC Big Band : Redditch

Mike Lovatt with The BBC Big Band : Redditch
Mike Lovatt with The BBC Big Band : Redditch

Time & Location

28 Mar 2019, 19:30

Palace Theatre, Alcester Street, Redditch B98 8AE, UK

About the event

Join the internationally renowned BBC Big Band for an evening of world-class music, inspired by the finest Big Bands and composers of the Twentieth Century.

Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by the orchestra’s musical director and conductor, Barry Forgie, the concert celebrates the twentieth century’s most iconic swing bands and composers, whose legacy and influence continues to define a classic era of music.

Featuring numbers from the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman, this an evening of truly world-class music from one of the world’s most respected Big Bands and a concert that is not to be missed.

Widely regarded as the world’s leading and most versatile Orchestras, The BBC Big Band continues to delight audiences around the world through their broadcasts on BBC Radio and their live performances.

In addition to its regular studio and concert recordings, the BBC Big Band regularly gives live performances at major venues around the UK and abroad, as well as appearing alongside major music artists. The band’s list of collaborations with international artists reads like a ‘who’s who’ the music industry, and includes the likes of Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Tony Bennett, George Benson, George Shearing, Michael Bublé, Mel Torme and Ray Charles – to name just a few!

Within the UK, the BBC Big Band is probably best known for its broadcasts on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 3’. Its performances also reach huge global audiences through its regular broadcasts for the BBC World Service and via the BBC Website.

Recent performances have included festival appearances at the likes of the Aberdeen, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Jazz Festivals; concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall at BBC Proms and also the Proms in the Park series; as well as the UK’s premier concert venues, such as Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and the Sage Gateshead – to name just a few.

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