The Guardians of Martock Church - The Wessex Big Band

The Guardians of Martock Church - The Wessex Big Band

Thursday, 14th March 2019

Wessex Big Band Concert 2019. The 24-strong Wessex Big Band, started back in 1976, is led by professional musician Paul Chousmer.The band comprises a brass section of 6 trumpets & 3 trombones; a saxophone section of 4 altos, 5 tenors & one baritone; 2 bass & one rhythm guitar plus keyboard, drums & lady vocalist. They have toured the USA and Europe and have performed at the Bude Jazz FestivalThe band plays melodies made famous by the pre-war bands of Benny Goodman, Bob Crosby, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie and Glenn Miller as well as post-war bands such as Stan Kenton, Ted Heath and James Last. They now have a catalogue of over 300 music scores including some popular and contemporary music. Admission: £9 or £ 8 at 01935 829576 , For The tunes they will play click on the title.

Wessex Big Band Concert 2019

Woodchoppers Ball                                          Woody

HermanSummertime                                         Gershwin

Don’t make my Brown Eyes                              Leigh

Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White             Guglielmi

Bossa Nova USA                                               Dave Brubeck

Over the Rainbow                                              Harburg |& Arlen

Moondance                                                        Van Morrison

Flying Home                                                       Benny Goodman

Blue Skies                                                           Irving Berlin

Autumn Leaves                                                   Johnny Mercer

Sing, Sing, Sing                                                   Louis Prima

Jumping at the Woodside                                    Count Basie

Nice ‘n Easy                                                         Lew Spence

Cry me a River                                                     Arthur Hamilyon

Don’t get Around Much Anymore                         Duke Ellington

Killer Joe                                                              Benny Golson

That ole Devil                                                       Roberts & Doris Fisher

Guaglione                                                             Fancuilli

A Night in Tunisia                                                 Dizzy Gillespie

It’s only a Paper Moon                                          Rose, Harburg & Arlen

Lullaby of Birdland                                                George Shearing

Big Noise from Winnetka                                     Bob Haggart & Ray Bauduc