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Part of Winchester Jazz Festival

Down for the Count Swing Orchestra

Join the Down for the Count Swing Orchestra and vocal harmony sensation The Spitfire Sisters for ‘one helluva celebration of vintage music‘ (Time Out London) for the closing night of the Winchester Jazz Festival.

Down for the Count are a mini big band with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship. They recreate classic tunes from the Swing Era, but this is no mere nostalgia trip – they perform each song in their own unmistakable style, breathing new life into the best vintage music.

Combine that with the band’s top class instrumental solos, sublime vocal performances, and irresistible humour and joie de vivre, and you get a show that will leave you feeling uplifted and wanting more.

Their new album Swing That Music features the music of the big bands of the 1930s and 1940s. Expect to hear hit songs from the likes of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Glenn Miller, and classics from singers such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat ‘King’ Cole.

The band will be joined by The Spitfire Sisters – an internationally acclaimed vintage inspired group with three part vocal harmony at its core. They are award-winning music makers bringing modern matters back to date with their witty and playful commentary on contemporary issues. They are also the Directors of Winchester Jazz Festival.