The Jay Craig Orchestra is a decadently swinging 15-piece big band led by the virtuosic Jay Craig and fronted by the fabulous Louise Cookman. With a full and rich sound and original charts expertly arranged for listeners and dancers, this is a treat not to be missed. Expect a veritable smorgasbord of swinging numbers from the 30s and 40s, with a healthy dose of lesser-heard tunes.

Jay’s incandescent career started in the United States with the legendary Buddy Rich. Lucky amongst musicians, Jay has got to play with many of his heroes including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Billy May and Bill Holman. His regular playing credits include 26 years in the BBC Big Band, Stan Tracey, the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and the John Wilson Orchestra. He is also a sought after big band director, both at the BBC and with this his own highly acclaimed orchestra.

Recently reformed after a hiatus, this is a fantastic opportunity to catch this brilliant big band.

Catch the Jay Craig Orchestra in the prime time slot on Saturday evening.