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Swingtime Big Band with Emma Howcroft & Andy Prior

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Clitheroe

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Ribble Valley Jazz Festival is very excited to present Jez Murphy's Swingtime Big Band for their debut appearance at the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival, with two sparkling vocalists for a concert of classic Big Band Swing and Jazz.

This great band has earned a reputation as one of the finest of its type presenting the music of the Big Band greats. With superb solo-power in all sections and a collective precision second to none the band swings its way through your favourite songs. Resident singer Emma Holcroft and the UK’s number one interpreter of the ‘Great American Song Book’, Mr Andy Prior, join the band to showcase the very best of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and the wonderful Big Bands of the past.

Swingtime Big Band is a collection of the finest big band musicians in the North West who have come together to present the best in both classic swing standards and more modern repertoire. The band ethos is to play great music to entertain audiences, and to always leave them wanting more.

This fine array of players will be is complimented by the wonderful vocal talents of Miss Emma Holcroft, who presents her own tribute to the great jazz divas.

Emma sings the music of Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and Rosemary Clooney to name just a few. Andy Prior hails from a musical family in a small mining community in North West England, where he began his Big Band dreams.

He made his singing debut with the Wigan Youth Orchestra at 16 and went on to tour Hong Kong and China with the Sounds of Sinatra' show. In the 1980s news got out of this young dynamic singer who could play trombone and he toured successfully with his own ensemble. His unique singing style was soon to make waves throughout the music industry. Andy Prior was a winner on Opportunity Knocks' and was the first resident bandleader at the Tower Ballroom for 25 years. In 2002 Andy was invited by Billy May, a soloist with Glenn Miller and later Sinatra's musical arranger, to front his orchestra in the Stardust Hotel, Las Vegas.

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