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Straight No Chaser Big Band
This fantastic big band, based in Sussex, UK, not only performs the works by the masters of big band music, (Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton and even some Glenn Miller) but also play the finest jazz, swing, funk and latin arrangements by contemporary writers and our own original material. We also perform with the most superb vocalists, who sing the music of the Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin as well as Ella Fitzgeraldand Sarah Vaughan.
We stage regular public performances, as well as providing entertainment for any wedding, corporate event, festival and party. We perform as a Jazz Band, a Function Band and a Big Band, but most of all we always enjoy the music we play.
Click on the links to the left to find out more about us and our gigs or get in contact to to book the big band for your event.
Christmas is such an exciting time and Christmas music is soothing and so enjoyable. Top Jazz Christmas songs for big bands. Although Christmas melodies and excellent jazz appear as perfect as eggnog and Tanqueray, there have been occurrences where the planets have adjusted to make tunes that show the best of the two sorts. It is a Rundown of all jazz Christmas collections. For some, jazz Christmas collections catch the pith of the occasion soul in the holiday season, regardless of the possibility that the music isn't exactly what you'd hope to hear around occasion time. A portion of the most significant groups and specialists of the class have discharged occasion tunes that were vastly improved than the conventional melodies that overflowed wireless transmissions, taking into consideration the ubiquity of jazz turns, which are in the most asked songs for amid the Christmas season."Christmas In New Orleans" by Louis Armstrong with the Benny Carter Orchestra. It is From Hipster's Holiday (Rhino). Louis recorded a considerable measure of Christmas songs. This specific song wins for the mix of Armstrong's conspicuous love for his subject and brilliant trumpet cadenzas."The Christmas Song" done by Dexter Gordon from The Panther! (Unique Jazz Classics) Ace of the saxophone ditty changes an occasion pop most loved into a deep blues spontaneous creation. The collection names are "Here Comes Santa Claus" by Ramsey Lewis From the Sound Of Christmas
"Good Morning Blues" by Ella Fitzgerald. It is From Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (Verve). A fashionable person ish Ella swings the Basie blues in cheerful 6/8 time.Crescent City Christmas Card (Wynton Marsalis)"Snowfall" by Ahmad Jamal Trio which is from Cross Country Tour 1958-1961 (Chess MCA) I've never heard a terrible variant of this apropos titled Claude Thornhill melody, however Jamal's rendition is uncommon for his startling stating and Vernel Fournier's tenderly walking catch."Skating" by Vince Guaraldi. It is From one of Charlie Brown Christmas (Fantasy) The song catches the substance of the title in this artful culmination from the uncanny Guaraldi.The Oscar Peterson Christmas song by Oscar Peterson is listed number 3 on most lists on Best Jazz Christmas Albums.A Merry Christmas with Bing Crosby & The Andrew Sisters.Tunes for a Big Band Christmas is an engaging nine-track accumulation. It includes occasion gauges as performed by huge groups drove byStan Kenton, Count Basie, Ralph Flanagan, Billy May, and Les Brown and also vocalists Lena Horne and the talented Lou Rawls. In the arrangement itself isn't especially momentous, it's entertaining and a decent, high occasion discharge."It's in the bag" Is what Ella Fitzgerald says, as she puts a wrap around her adaptation of "Santa Clause Claus Is Coming to Town," one of twelve and a half occasion tunes Miss Ella recorded in 1960. Numerous decades later, there's still nobody who's improved. Alongside paying praise to her Christmas-y companions (Rudolph, Frosty, Santa), Fitzgerald sticks on "Great Morning Blues," liquefies into the exquisite acoustic guitar number "The Secret of Christmas" like an ice solid shape in a Manhattan and takes off on "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve," For keeping things fascinating. Forthcoming DeVol's game plans are impeccable, even the ones with the foundation vocalists.