Big Band Night - Oldies but Goodies




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*Tickets will be available one month before each performance date.

Presented by the Fringe Club as one of the programmes of “Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” project, Big Band Nights feature different local jazz big bands to perform at Fringe Dairy.

The Big BandExpress emerged in 2016 under the leadership of a Trombonist and Band Director, Oliver Cura. The band is a twenty-piece ensemble built around the core of the successful BandExpress, with the inclusion of additional horns (trumpets, trombones and saxophones) to entertain audiences and events which require the distinctive textures, expression and power of the Big Band sound. Band members include Hong Kong based Jazz musicians, Freelance Session Players and Music Educators.

The ‘Big Band era’ is associated with swing music and dance halls of the 1930s to 50s. Famous band leaders and musicians of the time included Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Duke Elligton and Benny Goodman. The Big BandExpress pays homage to this deep heritage yet goes decisively beyond by playing diversity of genres covering RnB, Funk, Rock, Jazz-Fusion, Latin and Pop as well as Swing – showcasing Big Band music through the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s and bringing it right up to date. Sets typically incorporate hits from artists and bands such as Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Incognito, and Swing Out Sisters as well as tunes from famous contemporary big bands of Buddy Rich, Sammy Nestico, Mark Taylor, Dave Wolpe, Arturo Sandoval and Roger Holmes – to name but a few.

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Tickets available at Fringe Club box office and art-mate.net
$ 200 (in advance, *Fringe members)
$ 230 (on the day)
$ 153 (**Student, Senior)
*Fringe Club membership card MUST be presented at the door
**Limited quota. Student card/ Identity card MUST be presented at the door

Remarks:
- Tickets will be available one month before each performance date.
- Admission: 30 minutes before show time.
- Limited seats, first-come-first-served.
- No outside drink or food is allowed inside the venue.

“Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The content of these programmes does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong Fringe Club reserves the right to change the programmes and performers

Programme Details:
http://www.hkfringeclub.com/en/whatson/1221

Project Details:
http://www.hkfringeclub.com/en/projects/9

Enquiries:
Fringe Club (852) 2521 7251
jazz@hkfringeclub.com


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