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Bristol Community Big Band

May 20, 2023 2:00 pm2:50 pm

Bristol Beacon

We are thrilled to have the Bristol Community Big Band opening the festival on Saturday. A festival tradition that is sure to get your toes tapping and hips shaking! Led by Bristol’s own trumpet legend Jonny Bruce.

Bristol Community Big Band – now approaching its 10th year anniversary – is famous for its reputation as a big, fun and loud local ensemble, with its wide repertoire of swing, jazz, blues and Latin big band classics.

Led by charismatic trumpet legend, Jonny Bruce, expect some high energy big band bangers from the golden era of swing, from Duke Ellington to Dizzy Gillespie.

Previously headlining Dig For Victory Festival, multiple appearances at pevious Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival and Bristol Harbour Festival amphitheatre stage, and featuring regularly on BBC Radio Bristol, the band attract swing dancers and big band fans alike! 

Don’t miss (unofficially but probably) ‘the biggest big band in Bristol’.

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