BBC Big Band

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  • The following year he became the pianist in the BBC Big Band, where he remained for over four years.
  • He occasionally directs the BBC Big Band and can often be heard in the band's trombone section.
  • She has also made numerous television and radio broadcasts in Britain, and throughout Europe, often supported by the BBC Big Band.
  • Originally commissioned as a series of 12 shows, such was the impact made by the BBC Big Band in this show that the run was extended.
  • Gary Williams started his career in social clubs before performing with the BBC Big Band on BBC Radio Humberside.
  • Ash remained a mainstay of the British jazz scene for decades, playing in small and large ensembles including the BBC Big Band.
  • He was also a staff player in the BBC Radio Orchestra and BBC Big Band, until he retired from the BBC aged 60.
  • He led the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra and the BBC Big Band briefly in the early 1960s, but squabbles with management quickly ended this contract.
  • For most of its first decade, Big Band Special was made up of studio sessions featuring the BBC Big Band with guest vocalists and jazz soloists.
  • The BBC Big Band made up the orchestra's brass, reed and rhythm sections, and was nominally the orchestra's jazz wing.
  • At the same time he began two and a half years of private saxophone tuition with saxophonist Vic Ash, then a member of the BBC Big Band.
  • Originally planned as a short run of 12 programmes, Big Band Special was the first jazz showcase on BBC Radio for the BBC Big Band.
  • The British Broadcasting Corporation operates five full-time permanent orchestras, as well as a full-time chamber choir, the BBC Singers and the BBC Big Band.
  • It shared many arrangements with its London based colleagues the BBC Big Band, and many of the BBC SRO's broadcasts featured just the C1 big band section.
  • Since 2007, the BBC Big Band has been an Associate Ensemble at Birmingham Town Hall, performing regularly in concert and participating in community and education projects.
  • Big Band Special was a BBC Radio 2 series which launched in September 1979 as a showcase for the BBC Big Band in session and in concert.
  • OUJO has been a multiple-time winner at the BBC Big Band Competition, and has performed at the Oeuf de Jazz Festival in Le Mans, the OK!
  • The lure of disco finally finished the club off in 1985 and Roger returned to life on the road with the SLO, and depping with many other bands - including the BBC Big Band.
  • He received a Doctorate from Salford University in 1990, after a career that had seen him lead the University Jazz Orchestra to the BBC Big Band of the Year title in 1989.
  • The BBC Big Band's origins lie in the earliest days of the BBC when the BBC Dance Orchestra was formed in 1928 under the leadership of Jack Payne before Henry Hall took over in 1932.
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