Cairo Club Orchestra
Swingtime Jazz, 4pm - 6pm, Free entry
Cairo Club Orchestra play a free swing jazz concert at the Spotted Mallard, Sunday 29 September
Band leader & music historian, Peter Milley, has an unmatched collection of 1920’s original band arrangements. He possesses unique and detailed historical knowledge of the sound, repertoire and performance nuances of the era. The high calibre and versatility of individual Cairo Club performers and the precision and cohesiveness developed through playing challenging arrangements in the relatively small and compact line-up of a twenties orchestra enables them to play Swing era music with better balance, more color, tighter rhythm and sectional interaction, and hotter soloing than most Swing era bands.
The spirits of Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and a thousand other musicians are smiling because of Peter Milley and his swinging friends, who embody happiness in swingtime.