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A Night with
The Cutting Edge Big Band

The Tap Social, Oxford OX2 0LX

Wednesday, 7th Dec 2022
Lindy Hop Workshop 6.15 - 7.15pm
Concert doors open 7:45pm

Tickets from £10.00 at trybooking*

* booking charges may apply.

8:00pm - 11:00pm

A night of fabulous, energetic swing music from one of Oxford's most exciting big bands. 19 musicians in full flow will have you foot-tapping at the very least, and more likely swinging and twirling.

PLUS: a Solo Lindy Hop Dance Workshop 6.15 - 7.15pm. Join us for this fun introduction to Lindy Hop before the gig, so you can dance to the music of the band.

"Dancing to the Cutting Edge Big Band’s live swinging numbers was altogether a truly exhilarating experience that I personally cannot wait to repeat!" (Malou F-B, Feb 2019)

Full Price Tickets £12.50.   Early Bird £10.   Groups of 4 for £40. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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“The Cutting Edge Big Band delivers a stylish and exciting, big-band sound”

Beautiful melodies and joyously
toe-tapping rhythms from
serious musicians who love playing

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Whether wistful ballads or stomping dance numbers, this is classy entertainment in a variety of settings, with a set list tailored to every event.

The repertoire is rooted in the classic swing era of the '30s and '40s. Those days of romance: glamour, moonshine and tuxedos, the excitement of Harlem and invention of wild, new dance crazes. Think wartime tunes made famous by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Glenn Miller.

Then there are the mid-century classics that everyone knows - Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Dean Martin; and even the occasional tune from Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, Billy Joel, or the achingly cool Astrud Gilberto. Great melodies that have been sung by everyone from Rod Stewart to Michael Bublé to Robbie Williams.

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Including 5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, full rhythm section, and fabulous band leader. Also featuring guest vocals for added swing.

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

We perform day or night at charity, corporate, private and civic events, including weddings, dinner-dances, gala events, landmark openings, even at riverside pub gardens on balmy summer afternoons.

PERFORMING SINCE 1982

The band is now led by Chris Macklow, a man of easy vintage charm and smooth sophistication. His apparently laid-back style hides a ruthless attention to detail.

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The Cutting Edge Big Band pictured at the Westgate, Oxford on November 11th 2017.

Many thanks to Steve Foster for the pictures and Steve White for the audio recording.

Many thanks to Steve White for the audio recordings.

Cutting Edge Big Band performing at the opening of the Westgate Centre, Oxford.

Lindy hop dancers at the Winter Lights Festival in Witney, Oxfordshire.

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NEXT GIGS

Wednesday, 7th Dec 2022
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Tap Social Movement
27 Curtis Industrial Estate,
North Hinksey Lane, Oxford
OX2 0LX
01865 236330
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