The BBC Big Band presents Divas: The Story of Swing featuring Claire Martin OBE, Saturday 15 July

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Saturday 15 July 2023, 7.30pm
Festival Marquee

Oxford Festival of the Arts is delighted to bring to the Festival Marquee this summer the internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band who will be joined by multi award-winning vocalist Claire Martin OBE, for a sensational evening of world-class music, inspired by the great Swing bands and legendary jazz vocalists of the twentieth century. Tickets are on sale now!

Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by the BBC Big Band’s esteemed conductor, Barry Forgie, and Claire Martin, the concert celebrates the music of the twentieth century’s quintessential vocalists and big bands – whose legacy and influence continues to define a classic era of music.

Featuring music from the leading ladies of big band, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee, alongside iconic bands and composers including the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman. A truly unique evening of world-class music, performed by one of the world’s finest jazz orchestras!

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