For the opening night of Chapel Allerton’s Village Jazz Festival, Jazz Leeds present the popular swing band “The Big Easy”.
Since its birth in the 1920s, swing has been music for celebration. The Big Easy have taken some of the greatest tunes by the giants of swing; Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Nina Simone and many more household names, added their own interesting arrangements to bring you a set of the finest swing tunes.
The Big Easy has been around since 2014, playing at some of the UK’s top venues, festivals and touring throughout the UK. Their dynamic, energetic and often virtuosic performances make them great to watch and perfect for dancing; their high-energy swing interspersed with moments of soulful-melancholy make them a great for Jazz Festival events such as this one. Their exciting, no-nonsense music will get your toes tapping and dancing round.
Jon Scully – trumpet/vocals, Jack Chandler – alto/baritone sax, Ben Powling – clarinet/tenor, ,George Birkett – guitar, Chris Lloyd – piano, Sam Jackson – double bass, Jack Amblin – drums/washboard.
Popular Otley jazz singer, Emily Brown and her quartet are in support 8-8.40pm.
Cost £12 (concessions £10 NUS £5)
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