There are not many chances these days to hear the music of the 1940s and 1950s played by a real classic big band. King’s Bruton School near Bath in Somerset bring their Big Band to the IES Monteroso School in Estepona on Saturday 24 March for a performance in aid of ADANA.
King’s school Big Band is a nineteen piece Big Band with two vocalists. They performed in Spain four years ago to much acclaim, since then they have played in the Birmingham Jazz Festival and recorded a third CD. The Big Band play a mixture of Big Band styles including Swing, Latin and Funk. The enthusiasm and enjoyment these young musicians have is infectious, as is the music.
King’s School Big Band is a swing band in the style of Duke Ellington/Glen Miller. The band has an extensive repertoire including many classics such as “In the Mood” and “Lullaby of Birdland” through to modern funk numbers such as “Chameleon” and “Pick up the Pieces” two vocalists add to the fun, and at times it’s hard not to get up and dance. The band is well known in the UK, often playing at local charity events, be it a concert or dinner dance. Within the full 18 piece Big Band there is a smaller jazz quintet which offers an additional opportunity for both our students and for audiences. The quintet perform several numbers in what is termed “Cool” jazz style of Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis.
So get out your jitterbug shoes and get in the groove. Last time the band was here the concert was a sell-out leaving many people disappointed. It is fondly remembered as one of ADANA’s best ever events.
Programme starts at 21.00 hrs doors open at 20.30hrs
There will be a full bar.
Tickets are 15€ from Longman’s Bookshop, Plaza Manilva, Estepona, The English Bookshop, Sabinillas or phone 952 891 193
Further info from David McNally email@example.com 952 891 193