February 18th - Portmore Golf Park
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The Golden Coast Big Band holds a monthly concert of live music at Portmore Golf Park, Barnstaple, for listening and for dancing.
Photo - Robert Coles
The Band plays predominantly swing music from the 30s, 40s and 50s – the great days of the ‘swing era’ – with many tunes from the ‘Great American Song Book’.
There's also some Jump and Jive for those so inclined.
We play numbers made famous by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Ray Noble, Hoagy Carmichael, Charlie Barnet, Benny Carter, Quincy Jones etc. etc., as well as earlier tunes such as Bix Beidebecke’s lovely Davenport Blues and more recent material such as Now's the Time, Spinning Wheel, Moondance, Superstition...
We also play arrangements with a Latin beat, such as Perfidia, Besame Mucho, The Girl From Ipanema.