Big Band Night - Oldies but Goddies
LiveMusic - Big Band Jazz
The Big BandExpress
- Sat 24-02-2018 9:30 PM - 2 h
- Sat 19-05-2018 9:30 PM - 2 h
- Sat 18-08-2018 9:30 PM - 2 h
- Sat 17-11-2018 9:30 PM - 2 h
$200 (in advance, *Fringe members), $230 (on the day), $153 (**Student, Senior)
Presented by the Fringe Club as one of the programmes of “Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” project, Big Band Nights feature different local jazz big bands to perform at Fringe Dairy.
The Big BandExpress was born in Hong Kong in January 2016, under the leadership of Oliver Cura. It’s an expansion of The BandExpress, with the addition of more musicians in a big-band formation.
Big-band music began in the 1930s and 40s, with bands playing jazz Swing tunes. However, The Big BandExpress offers a different vibe, playing genres ranging from RnB and Funk Rock to Latin and Pop, and of course authentic Swing. As well as playing popular hits by Stevie Wonder, Sammy Nestico, Alicia Keys, Ray Charles, Michael Buble, the Bigphat Band and the Buddy Rich Big Band, to name just a few, The Big BandExpress also plays its own original compositions.
The band’s members include musicians from bands such as The BandExpress and La Petite Jazzy Jam, plus former Hong Kong Disneyland musicians and other active jazz musicians around town. In a big-band formation of 18 musicians with a full rhythm section and full brass and woodwind parts, the band gives the tunes a rich and dynamic tone.
Admission: 30 minutes before show time.
Limited seats, first-come-first-served.
No outside drink or food is allowed inside the venue.
*Fringe Club membership card MUST be presented at the door.
**Limited quota. Student card/ Identity card MUST be presented at the door.
“Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong Fringe Club reserves the right to change the programme and performers