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AJ’s Big Band

February 2, 2012


 In 1983 Devon based A.J’s Big Band was chosen to play the on stage role of the Glenn Miller Orchestra in Little Brown Jug, a premiere at the Northcott Theatre. Exeter. This show, based on the last few weeks of Glenn Miller’s life, proved so popular that its run was extended. Twenty eight years later and the 17 piece is still performing across the West Country and beyond.

 Over the years the band’s repertoire of swing music from the late Thirties and Forties has extended to include more modern pieces – a format which has met with approval from enthusiastic audiences and particularly from young people who rarely have the opportunity to hear big band music live on stage.

 Glenn Miller’s compositions, with their unique sound, remain firm favourites. This year’s concert programme will feature a comprehensive set of these evergreens such as Moonlight Serenade, In the Mood, Little Brown Jug and Perfidia. Miller’s popular vocal harmony numbers are not forgotten and the band’s singers will reprise Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree, Elmers Tune and Chatanooga Choo Choo. At Last, the late Etta James hit, will feature A.J’s outstanding vocalist Paula Mitchell with her superb range of ballads and up tempo numbers.

 This is an unmissable evening of top quality swing and jazz from a band that always delivers a show rich in entertainment value.

 Contact – G. Bess 01392 411194.

You can see AJ’s Big Band perform on the following dates

Manor Pavilion Sidmouth, Friday 9th March 7.30 p.m. A.J’s Big Band. Ticket £13.50p. Box office 01395 514413.

 Carlton Theatre, Teignmouth, Saturday 3rd March 7.30 p.m. A.J’s Big Band. Ticket £13.50p. Box office 01626 879944

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