A black and white photo of a woman in a sparkly dress on stage with the Strictly Smokin Big Band in front of an audience. Behind the band is a projection of images including Ella Fitzgerald, Porgy and Bess and a factory.
Sun 2 Jun 2024
Ella & Ellington
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Leeds Heritage Theatres - City Varieties

Get ready to swing the night away with the Strictly Smokin’ Big Band as they bring to life the timeless music of Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. The show’s projected backdrop explores the intricacies of these greats, their music and various collaborators. Plus, with vocalist Alice Grace leading the charge, you’ll be transported back to a golden age of jazz.

As the band takes the stage, you’ll be immersed in the classic sounds of the big band era. From the classic melodies of Duke Ellington to the powerhouse vocals of Ella Fitzgerald, the Strictly Smokin’ Big Band brings the music to life with all the energy and excitement that made that era famous. An exciting journey through the music and lives of these two legends featuring Let’s Do ItTime After TimeA Tisket, A TasketPerdido and many more both original and brand new arrangements.

Together, Michael Lamb’s Strictly Smokin’ Big Band and Alice Grace deliver a performance that’s sure to get your feet tapping and your heart singing. So don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington – tickets on sale now!

‘…one of the UK’s most effortlessly fluent big bands’

Jazz Alert

‘…innovative musicians at the forefront of the jazz scene’

Sage Gateshead

City Varieties

Swan Street
United Kingdom

53.799003, -1.542495

    Sun 2 Jun 2024
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    Running Time: 2hrs 20mins

    Age Guidance: Universal

    Please note that on occasion substitute musicians and vocalists are used without notice.

    Prices include a £2 booking fee and where applicable, a £1.20 charge for postage will be payable

    Boxes are available to book by calling the Box Office on 0113 243 0808

    Wheelchair access

    Leeds Heritage Theatres - City Varieties

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