Thursday, 7 March 2013

History of Big Band Music

Event - The Night Shift Band
Committee - Arts & Leisure
Date - Friday 22nd March
Time - 7.30pm
Venue - Pudsey Civic Hall
Cost - £13 per person

On the 22nd March, we are hosting a big Night Shift Band evening in the ballroom of the Pudsey Civic Hall. The evening will consist of music from The Night Shift, who is a fifteen piece Jazz big dance band with a male vocalist. They repertoire includes sounds of Glen Miller, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble and more. 
Big Band music began in the USA and is associated with swing and jazz music that have rhythm  brass and woodwind instruments. In a standard there could be up to 25 musicians all with their own particular talent. In the 1920s, this type of music dominated the era and was the most popular genre of music. This was the dance form of jazz, whereas towards the end of the 1920s was when it became big band music, where there was more improvisation. Unfortunately, it was not as popular as the dancing jazz.
There are very few big bands around today, so on the 22nd March we are bringing back the 1920s for an evening of big band music, nibbles and dancing.


We hope you enjoy it!