Since it was founded in January 1983, the Pinner Big Band Club has grown from a small group of members meeting in the Lounge to an enthusiastic average of 40 people meeting in the main Hall on the 1st Wednesday evening of each month. In terms of membership, the Club is in the top three big band societies in the South of England.
A typical meeting features two musical presentations introduced either by members, Big Band musicians such as Colin Skinner, or guests. Our programme covers a wide range of international music within the Big Band / Swing / Jazz arena. For example, the jazz sounds of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman or Ted Heath; the dance music of Les Brown, Joe Loss or Geraldo; the magical orchestral arrangements of Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Neal Hefti or Johnny Keating; or the vocal talents of Matt Monro, Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra, among many others.
Once a year we arrange a live Big Band Concert with the ticket price for this event in the region of £10 or under. We also hold an Annual Movie Night where film clips of a wide variety of top bands and vocalists are presented on screen.
If you enjoy "our kind of music" and would like to hear our Big Band sounds in an informal atmosphere, why not come as our guest initially for a Taster evening? We are always open to fresh ideas and new approaches and we can promise you a warm and friendly welcome.
For information, please telephone Brian Read on 020 8868 8266 or Suzanne Cooper on 01895 741001.
AUTUMN/WINTER RECITAL PROGRAMME
Presentations by Maureen Meadows and Brian Read
LIVE CONCERT by URBAN BIG BAND
Presentations by Bob Parsons and Alan Greenglass
Presentations by Barbara Jay Whittle + BYO session
Presentations by Frank Segal and Terry Helman
Presentations by Suzanne Cooper and Pete Meadows
By Train: Pinner Village Hall is a short walk from Pinner Station on the Metropolitan Line.
By Bus: We are a short walk from the bus stops that serve the 183, H11, H12 & H13 buses.
By Car: There is ample parking in the adjacent pay and display Chapel Lane Car Park.