The Big Swing With The Bruce-Ilett Big Band

Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival 2018

Party like it’s 1949! Our regular celebration of all things Swing returns by popular demand. The Main Hall will be transformed into a 1940s style ballroom for this very special event. Featuring 17 of the South West’s best musicians, the aim is simple; to recreate the golden era of Swing. The 17-piece Bruce/Ilett Big Band perform authentic versions of classics from great bands such as Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Harry James for dancers and listeners alike.

Get your dancing shoes on for a night of lindy hopping, jitterbugging and jiving!

Dress code: 1930s-50s.

Band A tickets include a dancing ticket to this event.
Band B tickets will be seated in the balcony.

Bruce/Illet Big Band
Simon Gardner – trumpet
Jonny Bruce – trumpet
Andy Hague – trumpet
Nick Malcolm – trumpet
Ian Bateman – trombone
Jon Hopes – trombone
Liam Treasure – trombone
Justin Pavey – trombone
Ben Waghorn – alto saxophone
Kevin Figes – alto saxophone
Jake McMurchie – tenor saxophone
Andy Williamson – tenor saxophone
Ruth Hammond – baritone saxophone
Denny Ilett – guitar
Dan Moore – piano
Andy Crowdy – bass
Julie Saury – drums

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