A Century of Swing with Down for the Count All-Stars
Booking fee applies
Join the UK’s hardest swinging band Down for the Count All-Stars for “one hellova celebration of vintage music” (TimeOut London) as they celebrate A Century of Swing.
Described as “a breath of fresh air on the swing scene”, Down for the Count are regularly found in jazz clubs across the UK and abroad (Ronnie Scott’s London, Le Caveau de la Huchette Paris), at festivals including London Jazz Festival, and on BBC Radio. Now they are bringing the sounds and feels of the best jazz clubs to theatres around the country – with an electrifying show full of incredible energy, musicianship, and their own signature wry wit and humour.
Down for the Count’s 2022-23 show celebrates A Century of Swing. The band take you on a whistle-stop tour of the best swing music, tracing the origins of the style from 1920s America through to the genre’s heyday in the 30s, 40s and 50s. The band will also perform their own original arrangements of classic jazz standards featured on their new album, Just You, Just Me, bringing swing music right up to date.
You’ll hear instrumental songs from the likes of Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller and vocal classics from singers such as Nat ‘King’ Cole and Ella Fitzgerald, all presented with Down for the Count’s own unmistakable witticisms.
This concert will last approximately 2 hours 30 minutes (including a 20-minute interval).
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Group booking discount rate: for groups of 10 or more, every 10th ticket is free.
A booking fee of 8% will apply to purchases made by telephone or online.
“One hellova celebration of vintage music” TimeOut London
“My first impulse on leaving Cadogan Hall in the wake of a standing ovation on Sunday evening was to ask permission to lay 10 stars on this outstanding gig rather than the usual five.” Jazz Journal
"A sonic ride back to the sounds of Capitol Studios in the 1950s" DownBeat Magazine
“Awesome!” Michael Bublé
"Terrific to watch. It brought on… a much-needed cheery grin and not to mention a tear to the eye to see musicians playing instruments like what we used to." Clare Teal, BBC Radio 2
“Wow! That was fantastic! You guys are so good.” David Grant Vocal coach – Fame Academy, Pop Idol etc