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A History of Big Band

1930s – Velocity

Guildhall Jazz Orchestra musician playing the trombone

In the second concert of their History of Big Band series, the hugely talented Guildhall Big Band are joined by special guest Pete Long for an exploration of early swing.

This concert offers the chance to enjoy music of the Duke Ellington Orchestra performed by the Guildhall Big Band, plus the world premiere of a suite for vocal ensemble composed and arranged by Duncan Lamont, presented by the Guildhall Jazz Singers.

Presented by Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

This concert is part of Guildhall School's 2020 Autumn Season, which offers the chance to watch more than 70 events online, free of charge, from September to December.