Big band and swing concert in Seaford this Bank Holiday

SEAFORD will be swinging along to the “In The Mood” show with Five Star Swing on Sunday May 29.

Following their recent national tour the show will be performing at the Barn Theatre with Shirley Bassey’s Trombonist, Michael Innes who was also the musical director for Song for Europe.

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 and swing songs from artists such as Frank Sinatra and Glenn Miller through to “Jools Holland” style Jazz.

Chris said: “My father (Chris Smith Snr) played trombone for Frank Sinatra on his European tours and it’s great that there’s a strong resurgence in jazz and swing music enjoyed by all generations now.

“We were very pleased to perform for Dame Vera at her annual charity ball and Blackpool’s Famous Tower Ballroom.

“We’re looking forward to bringing the show back to town.”

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 TV show.

Chris (bandleader) who also sings, plays trumpet and 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”.

Tickets £9 at the Seaford Tourist Information Centre, call or call 01582 766801.