Prom 30: Battle of the Bands
A Prom evoking the swing era, with singer Clare Teal joining James Pearson and Grant Windsor as they recreate Count Basie and Duke Ellington's bands.
Battle of the Bands from this year's BBC Proms, with leading jazz singer Clare Teal and present-day band leaders James Pearson and Grant Windsor fighting it out in a roof-raising battle at the Royal Albert Hall.
Introduced by Petroc Trelawny
Gregory Porter (singer)
Clare Teal (singer / presenter)
Count Pearson Proms Band
James Pearson (leader / conductor)
Duke Windsor Proms Band
Grant Windsor (leader / conductor)
Leading jazz singer Clare Teal presents a Late Night Prom with a difference as we are transported back to the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s with two of the greatest bands of the day, led at the time by Count Basie and Duke Ellington. With selections including Jumpin' at the Woodside and It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), and culminating in a bespoke 'Battle Royal', the roof will surely be raised as these giants of jazz do battle for the approval of the audience.
Concert originally broadcast 08/08/2014.