A Celebration of the Big Band Divas - BBC Big Band

Thursday 5 September 2019, 7.30pm

Theatre - Tickets: £29.50


Multi award-winning jazz vocalist and Radio Presenter, Claire Martin OBE, joins the internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band for a unique celebration of the legendary leading ladies of the Big Band, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee and their contemporaries.

Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by the BBC Big Band and Claire Martin, the concert celebrates the music of the twentieth century’s most iconic vocalists, whose legacy and influence defines a classic era of jazz singing.

Enjoy the classic songs that made them stars, such as That Old Black Magic, I’ve Got The World on a String, Too Darn Hot and many more. Plus plenty of popular Big Band hits from the groups that the divas loved to work with, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman.

An evening of feel-good music inspired by the most glamorous women in Jazz!

The BBC Big Band

World-class musicians … a brilliant musical force
The Telegraph

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

Claire Martin OBE

Our finest jazz singer
The Times

She ranks amongst the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet
Jazz Times USA

A consummate jazz singer with old-school virtues … she wins plaudits everywhere she works
The Guardian

Dates & Times

A Celebration of the Big Band Divas - BBC Big Band - Thu 5 Sep 7:30pm Thu 5 Sep Theatre 7:30pm £29.50

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