Thursday 23 January Chichester Festival Theatre ‘Big Band Divas’


City : Chichester
Venue : Festival Theatre
Time : 19.30


The BBC Big Band and conductor Barry Forgie are joined by multi award-winning vocalist and radio presenter Claire Martin, for a unique celebration of the leading ladies of the Big Band – including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee and their contemporaries. 

Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by the BBC Big Band and Claire Martin, the concert celebrates the music of some of the twentieth century’s most iconic vocalists, whose legacy and influence continues to define a classic era of jazz singing.

Enjoy the classic songs that made them stars, such as That Old Black Magic, I’ve Got The World on a String,Too Darn Hot and many more – plus plenty of Big Band hits from the groups that the divas loved to work with including Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman.

An evening of feel-good music inspired by the most glamorous women in Jazz!