Swingtime Big Band featuring Emma Holcroft & special guests

Fri 8 July 2022

This 18-piece big band was formed in 2013 by musical director Jez Murphy and quickly established a reputation as a dynamic and highly skilled outfit with fine musicianship and entertaining performances. They are complimented by Emma Holcroft, one of the UK’s leading vocalists, who sings a wide repertoire of classic jazz standards.

The band will perform your favourite songs from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee and more. They will also be swinging their way through classic big band favourites from the libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman, Ted Heath, to name just a few. As a treat for Buxton, Ian Shaw and Guy Barker will guest with the band.

Image credit: Robert Burns

This event is part of the BIF Jazz Weekend Ticket 7-10 July 2022 – now on sale!

Individual events will open for priority booking 1 March and public booking 29 March.

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