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Big Band Scene (June 2015)

Saxophonist Patrick Billingham continues his monthly column with a look at The Les Paul Big Band and The South Coast Big Band.       The Brighton Festival is over for another year. The election has been and gone.  So it’s back to business as usual, with some glad news, and some sad news.     First…

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A Brief Guide to the Big Bands of Sussex

The Freddy Woods Big Band     One of the longest surviving big bands in Sussex, the Freddy Woods Big Band in Horsham was formed nearly forty years.     Expect to hear some of the classics from Basie and Ellington alongside arrangements of tunes by Benny Golson,  John Coltrane and many others.     They perform on…