Sussex Concerts

Concert Details

Title: Summer Swing Concert with Brighton & Hove Youth Big Band and Darren Abrahams
Promoted by: Encore Brighton & Hove
Time: Friday, 28 June 2019, at 6:15pm
Description: Encore with Pam and Robert Stiles invite you to an evening of summer Big Band swing with Brighton & Hove Youth Big Band and singer Darren Abrahams.

Venue: 8 Roedean Crescent, Brighton, BN2 5RH

Darren Abrahams is a singer, therapist, social entrepreneur and coach, who has appeared in opera all around the world. During the course of his career he has been a Count, two Dons, a soldier, a flautist, a hijacker, an autistic schizophrenic with KGB delusions, the dirtiest man in Damascus, a gorilla, the friend of an angel, an expectant father, a moody teen, a red lion, an Olympic cyclist, advisor to a queen, a fake Italian barber, a mad Russian, a nymph, a sailor, a messenger, the son of a witch, a wood spirit, a game show contestant, a stamp thief and a medical dog… On this occasion, we are thrilled for him to just let loose his passion for swing, accompanying the Big Band.

Brighton & Hove Youth Big Band performs exciting popular repertoire including numbers by Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Thad Jones and Stevie Wonder. Throughout the year the band perform at Pitch Perfect and Your Place as part of Brighton Festival, the Brighton Centre and Brighton Bandstand. The band has also recorded with Go! Team and tours on a regular basis, most recently to Tuscany, Italy.

The concert will be in a marquee, just in case the British summer doesn't bring sun!
Tickets: Suggested donation £20, free to encore members
Drinks and light refreshments included
All proceeds to encore, supporting young musicians of the future

Donations can be made with cash or cheque on the door. Please make cheques payable to Brighton & Hove Music & Arts. If you prefer to make your donation by BACS, please request our banking details when reserving your seats.
Contact: Bec Britain

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