100 Years of Big Bands

Cadogan Hall calendar_today 12 Sep 21 at 3:00 PM place Sloane Terrace, London Tickets prices from £19 - £36

Len Phillips Swing Orchestra

with Matt Ford & Nicola Emmanuelle

Celebrating a century of swing, beginning with Louis Armstrong’s New Orleans and the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, the Len Phillips Swing Orchestra traces the development of big bands through the golden age of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller to the contemporary tracks of Michael Bublé and Harry Connick Jr. Paying homage to the great big band singers Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat ‘King’ Cole and Peggy Lee along the way, feet will be tapping to the sheer power of a 17-piece swing orchestra.

Heard regularly on BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM,  their lockdown livestream series attracted over 100,000 views and included the very first streamed big band concert from London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios.

Matt Ford is perhaps best known for his work with the John Wilson Orchestra, including six appearances at the BBC Proms. Playing the part of Ella Fitzgerald in the West End show The Rat Pack: Live from Las Vegas, Nicola Emmanuelle is one of the most outstanding singers in Britain today.

Programme includes:
Rhapsody in Blue (Paul Whiteman)
Sing, Sing, Sing (Benny Goodman)
In the Mood (Glenn Miller)
Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra)
Splanky (Count Basie)
Can’t Buy Me Love (Ella Fitzgerald)
Moondance (Michael Bublé)

  • Tel: 0207 7304500
  • Address: Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DG, UK