Monday, September 25, 2017

Freddie Smith Big Band

 

This is an 18-piece swing band who appear at Bebington British Legion every Wednesday evening.  Their pad is selected from the jazz-based big band repertoire, avoiding nostalgia in favour of lively tunes.

The band has a number of strong soloists and attracts a loyal following.

Dave plays baritone sax [and occasional bass clarinet] with regular solos plus features.  He is currently working on arrangements for the band to perform.  Two of his own compositions arranged by himself have indeed recently been played by them.