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1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 29 May 2011

Clare Teal presents the best in American big band music from Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines. There's also the best of British with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Fat Chops Big Band, the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra and the Alan Ganley Jazz Legacy Big Band.

Music Played

13 items
  • Image for Earl Hines

    Earl Hines Space Ship

    Classics 1953-1954, CLASSICS 1440

  • Image for Earl Hines

    Earl Hines Sleep Walking

    Classics 1953-1954, CLASSICS 1440

  • Image for Carroll Dickerson’s Savoyagers (Louis Armstrong)

    Carroll Dickerson’s Savoyagers (Louis Armstrong) Symphonic Raps

    Great Original Performances 1923-1931, CDS Records RPCD 618

  • Image for Tommy Dorsey

    Tommy Dorsey Picalilly Dilly

    Rare Instrumentals, Montpelier MONT CD 032

  • Image for Cootie Williams

    Cootie Williams Contrasts

    Cootie Williams in Hi-Fi, RCA 74321 218262

  • Image for Stan Kenton

    Stan Kenton How Long Has This Been Going On

    The Sophisticated Approach, Capitol 7243 87384927

  • Image for Pete Rugolo

    Pete Rugolo Dream Of You

    Music for Hi-Fi Bugs, Vocalion CDNJT 5309

  • Image for The Northern Dance Orchestra

    The Northern Dance Orchestra S'Wonderful

    BBC Archive, BBC Archive

  • Image for Fat Chops Big Band

    Fat Chops Big Band Laura

    Frim Fram Sauce, Fat Chops Big Band NFI

  • Image for the Allan Ganley Jazz Legacy

    the Allan Ganley Jazz Legacy One Morning In May

    June Time, Vocalion CDSML 8454

  • Image for National Youth Jazz Orchestra

    National Youth Jazz Orchestra But Not For Me

    Very Best of NYJO – By George It’s NYJO, Castle Pulse PBXCD 458/1

  • Image for National Youth Jazz Orchestra

    National Youth Jazz Orchestra A Nightingale Swang

    London Pride, NYJO NYJCD 0025

  • Image for Kurt Edelhagen

    Kurt Edelhagen Blue Skies

    Definition of Swing, Montpellier MONT CD019


    Friday 4 June
    Willie Garnett Big Band
    Bull’s Head

    Friday 3 – Sunday 5 June
    George Thorby Big Band with
    John Brennan
    South Downs Holiday Village
    Bracklesham Bay

    Friday 3 – Sunday 5 June
    Jeff Hooper Swing Easy Big Band
    Sandbay Holiday Village
    Weston Super Mare

    Friday 3 June
    Len Phillips Big Band

    Saturday 4 June
    Debbie Curtis Big Band
    Berkshire Polo Club

    Saturday 4 June
    Jonathan Wyatt Big Band

    Saturday 4 June
    Glenn Miller Orchestra UK
    Civic Theatre

    Saturday 4 June
    Syd Lawrence Orchestra
    Rhodes Arts Centre
    Bishops Stortford

    Sunday 5 June
    Five Star Swing
    Guildhall Theatre

    Sunday 5 June
    Sheila Southern with Derek Cox Quartet and
    Guest Roy Willox on clarinet
    Tribute to Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman
    Ronnie Scott’s

    Sunday 5 June
    Paul Sykes Big Band
    With guest Jay Craig
    Mytchett Centre
    Nr Camberley

    Sunday 5 June
    Michael Garrick Jazz Orchestra
    Jazz at the Manor
    Manor Sports and Social Club


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