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The Story of Swing

The Swing era brought us so much classy music, from jazz to mainstream pop, from Glenn Miller to Duke Ellington; Frank Sinatra to Ella Fitzgerald. Dave Batchelor, The Scottish Swing Orchestra and their dance group and live projections take you on a breathless race through the chronology of swing, taking you back to those times of extraordinary excitement and the pop music of the 1930s and 40s. The Story of Swing, a tale of musical legends recounted in music, pictures, words…and dance moves by the Flyrights Dancers.

They are joined by stellar singer, Irini Arabatzi taking on the Ella Fitzgerald songbook.

The Orchestra feature:

Trumpets - Kevin Ferris, Murray McFarlane, Cameron Jay, Colin Steele

Trombone - Alec Philp, Paul Gudgin, Dave Batchelor, Grant Hughes

Alto Saxophone- Stewart Forbes, Elaine Clarke

Tenor Saxophone - Keith Edwards, Ellie Steemson

Baritone Saxophone - Russ Moore

Piano - Paul Harrison

Bass - Andrew Robb 

Drums - Ewan Laing

Dancers - Gary McDonald, Suzy McDonald


Sunday 31 March, 2019

19:30, Music Hall

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West End Jazz Trail

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Aberdeen’s West End comes alive to the sound of jazz and blues music on Sunday 31st March. From salsa to swing, jazz to blues, 12 bands play in seven venues from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Download the full programme + MORE

Aberdeen University Jazz Orchestra with Paul Towndrow

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A cracker of a final gig for Paul Towndrow's residency and the last chance to hear the amazing AUJO at the Festival. Click here for details + MORE

The Story of Swing

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Celebrate the great swinging tunes of the 30s and 40s made famous by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. + MORE

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