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Thursday 02 September 2021

Mini-Big Band Down For The Count Bring Their Legends of Swing Show To Brighton Open Air Theatre

Down for the Count are a mini-big band who bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life, with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship. 

Described as "a breath of fresh air on the swing scene" they are now regularly found at jazz clubs in the UK and abroad (Ronnie Scott's London, Le Caveau de la Huchette Paris), at festivals including London Jazz Festival, on BBC Radio and will soon be appearing at Brighton Open Air Theatre
 
Down for the Count's new show for 2021 celebrates the Legends of Swing – expect to hear songs from the musicians who pioneered swing music, including instrumental songs from the likes of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Glenn Miller, and vocal classics from singers such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat 'King' Cole. 

 
The band recreates classic tunes from the Swing Era, but this is no mere nostalgia trip – the band perform each song in their own unmistakeable style, breathing new life into the best vintage music. 

Combine that with the band's top class instrumental solos, sublime vocal performances, and irresistible humour and joie de vivre, and you get a show that will leave you feeling uplifted and wanting more.

Down for the Count play Brighton Open Air Theatre on Sunday 19th September 2021. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley




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