The BBC Big Band performs regularly at most of the UK’s major music festivals including the BBC Proms, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Harrogate, Brecon and as an Associate Ensemble at Town Hall Birmingham.

Over the past 20 years the band has performed with many giants of the music world.  These have included Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, George Benson, George Shearing, Lalo Schifrin, Clark Terry and Michael Bublé.

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The artistry and enthusiasm of the band in conjunction with some of the world’s great jazz composers such as Bob Brookmeyer…..

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Postcard from Andorra

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  BBC Big Band conductor Jay Craig reflects on the BBC Big Band’s recent trip to the mountain hideaway of Andorra….. There is a grand but sadly disappearing tradition in the British music business which...

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