This concert was initially planned to take place on May 8, as part of the events to commemorate and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe. We’re delighted that the highly popular BBC Big Band have been able to reschedule it here at the Kings in November for us instead – so we can, and will, meet again.
A very special concert inspired by the war years and the music which provided the backdrop to this momentous period in our history. Celebrate the music that won the war with the best tunes from the dance halls and wireless of the 1940s and the classic music the war inspired.
One of the world’s finest Jazz Orchestras, The BBC Big Band continues to delight audiences around the world through their broadcasts on BBC Radio and their live performances. Probably best known for their Big Band Special performances on BBC Radio 2, as well as appearances on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line Up and BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night – the orchestra’s music has also reached a huge global audience through its regular broadcasts for the BBC World Service, satellite radio and via the BBC’s Websites.