Formed in 1990, Chetham’s Big Bands have enjoyed considerable success on the national jazz scene, broadcasting on Jazz FM and the BBC from London’s Golders Green Hippodrome and Birmingham’s Pebble Mill Studios. They have won many awards including the Junior Section of the BBC Radio 2 Big Band of the Year Competition in 1996, 2000 and 2005. This performance at the Band on the Wall will feature both of Chetham’s Big Bands and a number of Jazz Ensembles, presenting a magical evening of great charts performed by the students from the internationally renowned Chetham’s School of Music. The programme will include music by Count Basie, Sammy Nestico and Gordon Goodwin.
Pre-concert jazz ensembles will perform from 6.45pm and the concert will begin at 8pm. Our Picturehouse Cafe Bar will be open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.