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Proms 2017 Prom 57: Swing No End

Prom 57: Swing No End
Prom 57: Swing No End
15:00 Sun 27 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Singer and broadcaster Clare Teal and bandleaders Guy Barker and Winston Rollins take the audience on a journey through the irrepressible big band music of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and others.
Singer and broadcaster Clare Teal and bandleaders Guy Barker and Winston Rollins take the audience on a journey through the irrepressible big band music of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and others.

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About This Event

From stomps and shuffles to boogie-woogie and blues, from bebop to Latin, this Sunday matinee Prom presents a slice of musical action from the 1930s and 1940s. Two roaring big bands battle against each other, joined by special guests and led by Guy Barker and Winston Rollins.

Singer and broadcaster Clare Teal is our guide on a journey that celebrates the triumphs of big band greats, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Lunceford, Boyd Raeburn, Machito, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman.

Tribute is also paid to a highly respected but unassuming giant of the big band world – pianist, arranger and composer Mary Lou Williams.

There will be one interval

Tickets for this Prom are now limited and are on a return based only. However, weekend Promming passes are still available which guarantee entry into this Prom up to 30 minutes before the performance starts. See below for more details.

Broadcast on BBC Four, 1 September

Image: Clare Teal