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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Vic Ash: 1930-2014

  Clarinetist and tenor saxophonist Vic Ash who died on the 24th of October was a major figure on the British jazz scene from the early 1950’s onward and a member of the BBC Big...

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