Conductor Barry Forgie
Vocalists Claire Martin OBE & Jeff Hooper
Join the internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band for a swinging programme of festive favourites! A real Christmas cracker of a programme, featuring big band settings of favourite carols and popular yule-tide numbers such as Let It Snow, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town and Mel Tormé’s The Christmas Song – and much, much more! Plus a selection of sparkling Big Band classics to warm you up on a winter’s night.
The BBC Big Band’s conductor and music director, Barry Forgie, is joined by BBC Radio 3 presenter and acclaimed vocalist Claire Martin OBE and the extraordinary vocal talents of Jeff Hooper, making this the perfect swinging start to your Christmas festivities!
“A wonderful band!” Tony Bennett
“Joyous…!” George Benson
“They brilliantly continue the tradition of Big Band music. As such they are important, as well as marvellous!” Michael Parkinson
“A consummate jazz singer with old-school virtues … she wins plaudits everywhere she works.” The Guardian on Claire Martin
“One of my favourite singers.” Hal David (Bacharach & David) on Jeff Hooper