Jazz singer and broadcaster Clare Teal transports us back to the heady days of the swing band era of the 1930s and 1940s in a recreation of the bands of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Conductor James Pearson of the Count Pearson Proms Band takes on Grant Windsor of the Duke Windsor Proms band in a roof-raising battle, with help from vocalists Gregory Porter and Vula Malinga. The evening culminates in a bespoke rousing 'battle royal' for the biggest audience ovation.
Presented by Katie Derham.
|Director||Janet Fraser Crook|
|Music Director||Grant Windsor|
|Music Group||Duke Windsor Proms Band|
|Music Group||Count Pearson Proms Band|