Down For The Count Orchestra: Golden Age of Swing
  • Monday 15 April 2024, 7:30pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £36
Image Down For The Count Orchestra: Golden Age of Swing

The 30-piece Down for the Count Orchestra and vocalists present a “sonic ride back to the sounds of Capitol Studios in the 1950s” (DownBeat Magazine) as they play timeless songs from the Golden Age of Swing music. 

Expect to hear the music of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Peggy Lee and many more brought back to life by some of the UK’s top jazz musicians and arrangers. The orchestra preserve and protect the musical heritage of these great artists – but this is no mere nostalgia trip, as Down for the Count perform each song in their own unmistakeable style, breathing new life into the best vintage music   

You’ll hear recreations of hits such as Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen & Mercer/Judy Garland), You Make Me Feel So Young (Myrow & Gordon/Frank Sinatra), All The Things You Are (Kern & Hammerstein/Ella Fitzgerald) alongside original arrangements of jazz standards written by the orchestra’s principal conductor Mike Paul-Smith.   

Awesome!!!”Michael Bublé 

“A sonic ride back to the sounds of Capitol Studios in the 1950s”DownBeat Magazine 

Downforthecount.co.uk

Down For The Count Orchestra: Golden Age of Swing
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £36

Performers

Performers

The Down for the Count Orchestra
Mike Paul-Smith Conductor
Lydia Bell Vocalist
Marvin Muoneké Vocalist

Programme

Programme

Programme includes:
Come Rain or Come Shine
You Make Me Feel So Young
All The Things You Are
Hooray for Hollywood
That’s Life
Theme from New York, New York
and many more

The 30-piece Down for the Count Orchestra and vocalists present a “sonic ride back to the sounds of Capitol Studios in the 1950s” (DownBeat Magazine) as they play timeless songs from the Golden Age of Swing music. 

Expect to hear the music of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Peggy Lee and many more brought back to life by some of the UK’s top jazz musicians and arrangers. The orchestra preserve and protect the musical heritage of these great artists – but this is no mere nostalgia trip, as Down for the Count perform each song in their own unmistakeable style, breathing new life into the best vintage music   

You’ll hear recreations of hits such as Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen & Mercer/Judy Garland), You Make Me Feel So Young (Myrow & Gordon/Frank Sinatra), All The Things You Are (Kern & Hammerstein/Ella Fitzgerald) alongside original arrangements of jazz standards written by the orchestra’s principal conductor Mike Paul-Smith.   

Awesome!!!”Michael Bublé 

“A sonic ride back to the sounds of Capitol Studios in the 1950s”DownBeat Magazine 

Downforthecount.co.uk

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