Start the week off right, with a Tuesday night jazz installment. The Jazz Believers Orchestra (JBO) will be putting on a swoon worthy affair with that oh so danceable swing on the menu at Bebop Club on Tuesday evening from 9PM. The 17 body line-up boasts all the traditional big band sections including saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section (in this instance, a guitar) for breaks the few and toots the plenty.
Big band jazz surfaced in the mid 1920s in North America, coming into its own with the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 40s. Big band jazz fit hand in hand with swing music; its 10 to 25 members blasting out those danceable tunes. In terms of style, sheet music is usually the order on the bill as opposed to more of an improvisational style common in smaller jazz units.
It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. Well, this group has got bodies the many and swing to accompany it. The Swing Era was jazz’s most popular time, this dance fuelled era saw hundreds of bands blossom and thousands of concerts played, thrusting jazz into the forefront of popular music for almost two decades. With musicians like Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington amongst the magic bunch it was hard not to be consumed by the hungry musical monster.
Tuesday 28th March l 9PM
Bebop Club (Moreno 364)
You can bag a ticket here.