The BBC Big Band - The Music of The Great Swing Bands

The BBC Big Band

‘The Music of Great Swing Bands’


Join the internationally renowned BBC Big Band for evening of world-class big band music - inspired by the finest swing bands and composers of the Twentieth Century – including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman..

Enjoy the music that made them stars, such as One O’Clock JumpTake the ‘A’ TrainBegin the BeguineSing, Sing, Sing and Opus One. … and much, much more.

A wonderful band!   

Tony Bennett

They brilliantly continue the tradition of Big Band music.

As such they are important, as well as marvellous!   

Michael Parkinson

World-class … a brilliant musical force

The Telegraph

The BBC Big Band:

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 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.

Recent performances have included festival appearances at the Aberdeen, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Great North and Brecon 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.

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