The Plaza

Stockport Express - - What’s On - Ted Doan

JOIN us at The Plaza in the very heart of Stock­port on Mersey Square on Wed­nes­day,

Septem­ber 27, for an evening with ‘The Big Band’, an evening of Vin­tage Swing,

cel­e­brat­ing clas­sic songs from Frank Si­na­tra, Ella Fitzger­ald, Glenn Miller and many

more, per­formed by the fa­mous Five Star Swing mul­ti­in­stru­men­tal­ists and singers.

As seen on BBC TV’s Chil­dren in Need and Dame Vera Lynn’s Char­ity Ball, the show is

led by band-leader Chris Smith Jr, com­poser and ar­ranger for the BBC Ra­dio Big Band

and a for­mer com­poser for Herb Miller Big Band – Glenn Miller’s brother. Along with

Tony Ben­nett’s trom­bon­ist also fea­tured is vo­cal­ist and sax­o­phon­ist Si­mone, who was

taught to play alto sax­o­phone in the 1980’s by the fa­mous band­leader Ivy Ben­son, whom she sub­se­quently per­formed with. Si­mone has recorded with Paul Weller, the Paul Mer­ton TV Show and the Rus­sell Harty show.

The band’s lo­cal Dou­ble Bass player, Ken Marley said: “Fans have en­joyed this ‘feel-good’

style of mu­sic for gen­er­a­tions - fol­low­ing our ex­ten­sive UK tour I’m ex­cited to be

bring­ing the sound of our big band brass, saxes, rhythm and vo­cal­ists back home!”.

Tick­ets for Five Star Swing: Swing Time on stage at The Plaza on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber

27, can be pur­chased in per­son from The Plaza Box Of­fice, by call­ing our Book­ing Line on 0161 477 7779 or by vis­it­ing The Plaza web site on www.stock­port­plaza.co. uk

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