Jazz and swing from the golden era to now

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Calderdale Big Band swings back into action with its first gig of 2016.

The band makes its annual appearance at Square Chapel, Halifax, on Saturday, January 23, at 7.30pm.

The Ripponden based 20-piece ensemble presents an evening of jazz and swing featuring the music of the greats - Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and many more.

In addition to the instrumental tunes, there will be several vocal numbers performed by singers Robert Gee and Shelly Davies.

Directed by bandleader Geoff Atherton, the band will present a programme of music ranging from the golden age of swing through to modern day jazz.

The Calderdale Big Band started life in June 2002 under the name of The Calder Valley Youth Dance Orchestra, the brain child of local musician and teacher Derek Southcott, who was at the time lead trombone with the Sid Lawrence orchestra and Roy Sparrow a local big band enthusiast.

To book tickets priced £13 (concessions £11), contact the box office on 01422 349422 or book online at www.squarechapel.co.uk.