A Blackpool Big Band Boogie: Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
Jools Holland and his band celebrate the golden age of big band music from the 1930s to the 1950s, with interpretations of standards from the likes of Count Basie and Woody Herman.
Concert specially recorded for BBC Four on 24 June 2015 at the Empress Ballroom Blackpool, where Jools Holland and his band were joined by special guests Rumer, Marc Almond and Ruby Turner.
More than 14,000 people applied for tickets and a lucky 800 were in the audience, and by the end of the concert Jools and his orchestra had almost every one of them on their feet.
The concert celebrates the golden age of big band music from the 1930s to the 1950s and Jools presents his interpretations of standards from the greats such as Count Basie, Louis Armstrong and Woody Herman. Jools's orchestra includes some of the best musicians in the business and the concert combines the incomparable power and sophistication of the big band sound with brilliant individual performances.
Highlights include Rumer's joyful Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive, Marc Almond's stunning rendition of Edith Piaf's Hymn Le Amour and singer Ruby Turner's extraordinary vocals.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Production Company||Whizz Kid Entertainment|
|Executive Producer||Malcolm Gerrie|
|Executive Producer||Samantha Peters|