The origins of the BBC Big Band (under threat) go back to 1928



QUOTES ABOUT THE BBC BIG BAND - (SEE OUR STORY ABOUT CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS

 "Thank you guys, you're wonderful" - Michel Legrand

"By far the best band to come out of England" - George Shearing

"They brilliantly continue the tradition of Big Band music. As such they are important as well as marvellous" - Michael Parkinson

"...for me, this is the band" - Mel Torme


"I told my wife that for my next birthday I want this band as a gift" - Lalo Schifrin

"A wonderful bunch of guys, the best in the business" Clare Teal

"A jazz orchestra primed and at the ready to get to the heart of the matter. For survival, one must be versatile, for jazz, one must be ready to swing ... hard! The BBC Big Band live both realities." Julian Joseph

"A wonderful band" Tony Bennett

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