‘Swing No End’ Catch our Prom on BBC iPlayer

From stomps and shuffles to boogie-woogie and blues, from bebop to Latin, Swing No End presents a slice of musical action from the 1920s to 1940s celebrating the triumphs of big band greats, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Lunceford, Boyd Raeburn, Machito, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman.  Tribute is also paid to a highly respected but unassuming giant of the big band world – pianist, arranger and composer Mary Lou Williams.

The performance featured two roaring big bands, full of the finest musicians led by Guy Barker and Winston Rollins, and some very talented special guests – Vanessa Haynes, Mads Mathias, Accent Quartet, Pee Wee Ellis, Hiromi, Georgina Jackson, Rob Green, Cherise Adams-Burnett and Ben Cipolla.

You can watch the live performance here or listen here 

Guy Barker Big Band (Guy Barker MD/conductor/trumpet)
Saxophones: Graeme Blevins, Alan Barnes, Karen Sharp Paul Booth, Jessamy Holder
Trumpets: Nathan Bray, Tom Rees -Roberts, Chris Storr, Georgina Jackson/Guy Barker
Trombones: Nichol Thomson, Alastair White, Harry Brown, Mark Frost
Rhythm: Al Cherry, Mike Gorman, Tim Thornton, Ed Richardson

Winston Rollins Big Band (Winston Rollins conductor/trombone)
Saxophones: Howard McGill, Alex Garnett, Rob Fowler, Chelsea Carmichael, Gemma Moore
Trumpets: Mike Lovatt, Pat White, Freddie Gavita, Annette Brown
Trombones: Barnaby Dickinson, Callum Au, Maddie Dowdeswell, Barry Clements
Rhythm: David Archer, Joe Webb, Alec Dankworth, Shane Forbes

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