Strictly Smokin’ Big Band: Ella & Ellington feat. Alice Grace
“…one of the UK’s most effortlessly fluent big bands.” – Jazz Alert
“…innovative musicians at the forefront of the jazz scene.” – Sage Gateshead
Get ready to swing the night away with the Strictly Smokin’ Big Band as they bring to life the timeless music of Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. The show’s projected backdrop explores the intricacies of these greats, their music and various collaborators. Plus, with vocalist Alice Grace leading the charge, you’ll be transported back to a golden age of jazz.
As the band takes the stage, you’ll be immersed in the classic sounds of the big band era. From the classic melodies of Duke Ellington to the powerhouse vocals of Ella Fitzgerald, the Strictly Smokin’ Big Band brings the music to life with all the energy and excitement that made that era famous. An exciting journey through the music and lives of these two legends featuring “Let’s Do It”, “Time After Time”, “A Tisket, A Tasket”, “Perdido” and many more both original and brand new arrangements.
Together, Michael Lamb’s Strictly Smokin’ Big Band and Alice Grace deliver a performance that’s sure to get your feet tapping and your heart singing. So don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington.
Please note that on occasion substitute musicians and vocalists are used without notice.
Running Time: 2 hours 20mins, including interval.