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Five Star Swing at Haverhill Arts Centre

Tuesday, 10th March 2009.

Direct from Blackpool's famous North Pier Theatre, Five Star Swing will be making an appearance at the Hverhill Arts Centre on Friday 27th March, 8.00pm.

Former Ivy Benson musician Simone Smith and her husband, Chris (from the band of Glenn Miller's brother, Herb) feature in the show which boasts a host of classic Big Band / Swing songs from artists such as Frank Sinatra & Glenn Miller through to "Jools Holland" style Jazz. Simone, who sings and plays lead Alto Saxophone in the band, has also played with prestigious artists such as Paul Weller, John Williams, Ivy Benson Show Band and a Saxophone solo on the Paul Merton T.V show.

Chris (Bandleader) who also sings, plays Trumpet & Piano is well known in the Jazz world for his arrangements and compositions frequently played on Jazz FM and BBC Radio 2. His varied career includes performances on - Top of the Pops, Breakfast TV with Herb Miller (Glenn Miller's brother) and a solo performance on the Michael Cain film "Silver Bears". Chris Says: " It's great that there's a strong resurgence in Jazz and Swing music enjoyed by all generations. We were very pleased to perform for BBC TV's "Children In Need" and the runners up of ITV's "Strictly Dance Fever". I've been brought up with this style of music as my father (Chris Smith Snr) played trombone with Frank Sinatra on his European tours. We're looking forward to bringing Swing music back to town."

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