What’s not to like about a big band? The big band grew out of the popular jazz music of the 1930’s & 1940’s. A band of around 15-20 musicians made up of brass, woodwind & rhythm section. Whilst big bands still pay homage to their traditional roots it’s not uncommon to find big bands that perform a vast array of contemporary music incorporating rock, pop, metal & world music. So my Big Band which I lead & created last year is a great vehicle for modern music which I reckon the public connects to. Photo above, one of our concerts in 2016 at the Orange Pip Market on Baker Street, Middlesbrough.