Doors open 12pm. Band on from 12.15- 1.15. tickets £4 online – £5 on the door
The Sunday Big Band plays The Blues
What can I tell you about the Blues?
With Hannah Deason- Barrow singing ‘That Ol Devil Called Love’ you’ll probably get the ‘Fever’ or end up ‘Feelin Good’.
Duke Ellington was a master of the blues, playing tunes like ‘Things Aint What they used to be’, Creole Love Call’, and ‘Nightrain’. Charlie Mingus composed ‘Goodbye Pork Pie Hat’ as a tribute to Lester Young- and Mingus also liked a bit of Boogie as in ‘Boogie Stop Shuffle’. Different strokes for different folks.
There will also be plenty of fine soloists giving you their version of the blues. Who knows what will happen, but it should be good.
CICCIC have only got themselves a Big Band residency! How many places can you say that about?
Over the next 6 months from Jan to June on the 3rd Sunday of the month there is going to be one set from a 17 piece big band at lunchtime. Each month will be a different theme with different tunes. There is nothing wrong with Glenn Miller, but we are aiming to show the widest possible range of big band styles. The first two are ‘the Sunday Big Band plays Count Basie’ (Jan 21) and ‘the Sunday Big Band plays the Blues’. (Feb 18).
The Sunday Big Band is going to be a collaboration between different Big Band musicians. There is a jazz tradition of ‘workshopping’ tunes in public, but we are going to save you the workshopping and just bring you the good stuff.
3rd Sunday of the month.
There are no upcoming dates for this event.