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Swing’s The Thing

We’re swinging into 2018 with the ‘Swing’s The Thing’.  This brand new show sees Clare and her excellent musicians effortlessly traverse a rich landscape of timeless and sparkling material, with standards from the grand masters of the Great American Song Book, Cole Porter & Rodgers & Hart, to witty urbane song stylists of the 50’s […]

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16
May
2018
Leeds Town Hall: 160 years of history

At the end of next month we take our Big Mini Big Band to play at the beautiful town hall in Leeds, it’ll be our first visit since the brilliant culmination concert of the BBC Radio Leeds community Big Band Project back in October 2012 featuring special guests Gregory Porter and Olly Murs. The plan […]

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02
May
2018
the importance of live music and music education …

For the last twenty years or so, Vince Mendoza has been top of the list for major artists and ensembles in the market for fantastic sophisticated and expensive sounding orchestral arrangements.  From Joni Mitchell, Sting, Melody Gardot, Elvis Costello, Robbie Williams and Björk to Joe Zawinul, John Schofield, Kurt Elling and Randy Brecker he’s worked […]

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18
Apr
2018
Two sat navs, an atlas plus 3 extra hours …

Two sat navs, an atlas plus 3 extra hours on top of the required 5, afforded us the luxury of checking into our hotel before sound check.  We rewarded ourselves with a cup of tea and homemade shortbread biscuits stacked pretty in a jar by the kettle. Victoria Hall in Settle is a wonderful venue, […]

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