Swinging from the Roof tops

Swinging from the Roof tops
Swinging from the Roof tops

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra bring the authentic sound of swing to Lancaster’s Garand Theatre tomorrow night.

When it comes to authentic swing music this orchestra has no equal.

They perform year-round all over the world with a line-up of 11 excellent jazz musicians who have perfected their craft and studied jazz at the top conservatories.

First formed in 1969, the orchestra turned professional in 1975 and many years of working together with top class arrangements, result in the ensemble sound for which they are renowned.

The show is presented in a way that not only showcases this talent, but adds a healthy dash of wit and humour.

Expect classics from ‘Puttin on the Ritz’ and ‘The Lullaby of Broadway’ to hot numbers from the 1920s such as Duke Ellington’s ‘Black and Tan Fantasy’ or ‘Truckin.’ English dance bands are also featured, with beautiful numbers sung by Al Bowlly, and arranged to perfection by Ray Noble.

Tickets £18.50/£17.50. Call the box office on 01524 64695.