This extended programme celebrates 21 years of the Radio 2 National Big Band Competition. Looking towards next week's All
Sheila Tracy and the BBC Big Band are joined by two of this year's prize-winning musicians - Ashley Horton (trombone) and John Ruddick (trumpet) from the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra. Clark
Peters pays a visit to
Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, where the school big band is rehearsed by trombonist and competition judge Don Lusher.
Sheila Tracy presents a six-part series in which the BBC Big Band re-create famous broadcasts of yesteryear. 1: They look back to 20
March, 1940 and an NBC broadcast given by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra at the Meadowbrook Hotel in New Jersey. Established
Dorsey favourites such as Hawaiian War Chant and less familiar numbers are heard in their original settings. The vocalist is Jeff Hooper and the arrangements are by musical director Barry Forgie. Producer Bob McDowall
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