13 Oct 2021

Christchurch Big Band Festival 2021

From Upbeat, 12:30 pm on 13 October 2021
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Christchurch is set to reverberate to the sound of big band music this coming Labour Weekend with the 15th annual Christchurch Big Band Festival.

Plans for the festival are full steam ahead despite the city being in Level 2, and the incredibly varied programme really does promise something for everyone.

Upbeat caught up with Festival Director Katie Martin.

 

Music details
VELAZQUEZ: Bésame Mucho, excerpt - All Girl Big Band (Harmerny Productions 2021)
WAGSTAFF: Firefly, excerpt - Glen Wagstaff & the Symposium Jazz Orchestra (Private 2015)

 

Here's the All Girl Big Band, which featured in the interview:

 

And Glen Wagstaff with the Symposium Jazz Orchestra:

 

Christchurch Big Band Festival
21-25 October 2021

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