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9th April, 2021

A History of Big Band: 1930s & 40s – The Swing Era

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Event Details

Date:
9th April, 2021
Time:
19:30 -
Venue:
Online
Price:
Free

For their third concert in their History of Big Band series the Guildhall Big Band welcomes band leader, arranger and saxophonist Colin Skinner as special guest director and soloist.

The performance will span the 1930s, 40s and immediate post War transition from the Swing era.

The programme will include examples of music of the Chick Webb, Count Basie, Jimmy Lunceford and Artie Shaw orchestras.

World renowned as a lead saxophonist, Colin Skinner writes and arranges for all the major Big Bands in the UK including the Glenn Miller and Syd Lawrence Orchestras, BBC Big Band, Echoes of Ellington, Back to Basie and the Skelton Skinner All Stars.

Guildhall Big Band
Matt Skelton director
Colin Skinner director & saxophone


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