Debbie Curtis Big Band & Swing Orchestra
Latest Single : Blitzkrieg
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recently did her bit for #LockdownRelief : A one hour Dance In Your Garden Disco every Friday from 7pm to 8pm. Her
band touring PA blasted out upbeat, dancy tracks and she DJ'd from a makeshift stage in her garden, high up, so she
could see all her neighbours dancing safely in their own gardens. The Disco was also Streamed Live via her
finished making a documentary for Television about the River Thames for Aqua Dog Productions & Ivory Tower Entertainment
at Pinewood Studios. The documentary is currently awaiting broadcast scheduling.
The Debbie Curtis Big Band & Swing Orchestra, based in London,
UK, are an international performing and recording band, bringing you not only the music of past jazz and swing Big
Bands, but taking the music genre forward with affection. Here you will find details of how to hire the Big Band, listen to
CD's, downloads, get news, view pictures and film, see the musical arrangements At o Z and a lot more.
The band have performed concerts at some of the UK's most prestigious venues such as the London Palladium, Her Majesty's
Theatre and The London Savoy. All are fully professional musicians.
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Big Band refers to a jazz group of ten or more musicians,
featuring three to five trumpets, two to five trombones, four to five saxophones and the "rhythm section" which
is a combination of piano, guitar, bass and drums. A Big Band may also include a "String Section"
of violins and cellos. The most common combinations are known as 5/4/4/4 or 5/4/4/3 depending on the structure,
often determined by the "Musical Arrangements" that the Big Bands perform.
The Big Band music genre continues to survive the years, particularly in television advertising and films.
There are numerous professional Big Bands still touring the world today performing concerts, few though with their original
band leaders, most are trading on the musical arrangements that the original band would have performed.
Factoid: "Big Bands were responsible for emotional imbalance and sexual excess"
The New York Times 1941 !