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Big band classics and plenty of swing

Lorna Morris 10th Aug, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

FIVE Star Swing are coming to the Huntingdon Hall for an evening of vintage swing with their ‘Big Band’ show.

As part of their national Poppy Appeal tour starting at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, the show will feature classic songs from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller and many more, performed by the famous Five Star Swing multi-instrumentalists and singers.

As seen on BBC Children in Need and Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball, the show is led by bandleader Chris Smith Jr, composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band and a former composer for Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn Miller’s brother).

Along with Tony Bennett’s trombonist also featured is vocalist and saxophonist Simone, who was taught to play alto saxophone in the 1980’s by the famous bandleader Ivy Benson, whom she subsequently performed with.

Simone has recorded with Paul Weller, the Paul Merton TV Show and the Russell Harty show.

Five Star Swing will be coming to Huntingdon Hall on Tuesday (August 16) at 8pm. Tickets from are £18 with £16 concession.

Call the Box Office on 01905 611 427 for more information.

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