There will be a rare treat for big band lovers on Friday 29th June when the Dave Hankin Big Band appear at the Watermark Theatre in Ivybridge celebrating 100 years of Stan Kenton.
The concert celebrates the centenary year of the innovative composer and big band leader Stan Kenton.
Described as “jaw-droppingly good” and “exceptional..they could not be bettered” the Dave Hankin Big Band has earned a reputation of being one of the best big bands in the land.
Dave Hankin, the musical director, says: “When I realised that Stan Kenton would have been 100 this year I decided we just had to perform his music in a ‘centenary special’. With Kenton penning so many big band classics such as ‘Peanut Vendor’, ‘Intermission Riff’, ‘Eager Beaver’ and ‘Artistry In Rhythm’ it’s definitely been a case of what to omit rather than what to include into the programme.”
Dave adds: “I am a huge fan of Stan Kenton’s music and I am genuinely very excited to showcase his music in Ivybridge.”
All tickets are £12.50 and are available from the Watermark Box Office on 01752 892220
FURTHER INFO: www.davehankin.com