05 - BJ Big Band: A Journey through Time
After a highly successful Festival debut in 2012, the BJ Big Band is delighted to return this year. They will take you on "A journey through time", featuring a blend of music from the golden age of the Big Band and showcasing how its rich vibrant tones are so effective across generations of music. Expect glorious melodies and toe tapping tunes.
BJ Big Band was established by Bren Jones in September 2009 and is based in Christian Malford, Wiltshire, consisting of players who have a wealth of experience playing in other musical groups from saxophone ensemble, through miltary bands and rock combos to symphony orchestra. BJ Big Band are a swing band with Saxes, Trumpets, Trombones and Rhythm section, which is the same formation as Count Basie, Duke Ellington or Glenn Miller, not to mention more recent bands such as the Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, playing a variety of jazz and swing style music in the big band style.