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Battle of the Big Bands-Queen City Big Band vs. Tuxedo Swing


Fri 17 Nov 2017, 7:00pm–11:30pm

Where: Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, 773 New North Road, Mt Albert, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $38.88 ($35.00 + $3.88 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Listed by: Gin Mill Swing

Public Event.

Following in the tradition of popular 'Battle of the Bands' events from the golden age of Big Band jazz, this swingin’ event will delight you with music from not only one, but two of Auckland's biggest and baddest Big Bands as they attempt to outdo each other for your applause and dancing appreciation!

With over 30 musicians in total, Queen City Big Band and Tuxedo Swing will battle it out, recreating many hot jazz tunes from the late 1920s through to the post-war worldwide classic jazz revival of the 1940s and 1950s.

Come and experience for yourself the music that put jazz firmly on the world’s musical map, and be sure to bring your dancing shoes because you won't want to miss this!

Introducing: Tuxedo Swing

The Tuxedo Swing Orchestra has evolved over the years to become synonymous with the authentic musical reproduction of 1920s-40s big band era music - a period when dancing was the most popular form of entertainment, and the music was the driving force!

It was the time when swing bands were led by greats like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington. They ruled the dance halls and air waves, and together they brought some of world’s great vocalists like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday to the hearts of the world - their music was truly rich in style, glamour, romance and rhythm.

Battling them on the night, is: Queen City Big Band

Having recently been awarded the Variety Artists Club of NZ Scroll of Honour, John Callese will lead the Queen City Big Band once again. The Queen City Big Band is a 22 piece band that has been going strong since its formation in 1979. Powerful and exciting brass, sax and rhythm sections combined with their exceptional vocalists sets this band apart.

Dress to impress!
Dance like it's 1945!

- $35 pre sale (if you have a Sail City Jump full pass, or social pass, this event is included).
- $45 on the door (cash and eftpos avaliable).

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