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The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra

Music

Overview

  • Jazz and swing bigband
  • Flexibly sized band from 3 to 19 piece
  • repertoire from Trad Jazz through American Songbook to Swing
  • Background music available through trio
  • Strict tempo dance option available with 10 piece upwards
  • Strolling 3 piece jazz trio

Location

The Band is based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and frequently plays across the whole of the UK. Recent appearances have been in Edinburgh, Tamworth and Margate

Standard Set Times

  • 3 x 45 minutes sets + breaks or 2 x 1 hours sets with break

About this Act

The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK is a swing big band with options avaialble from the full 19 piece band down to a cool American Songbook trio.

The Band has appeared at functions as diverse as the American Air Museum, Ascot Racecourse (as a strolling jazz sextet), the Edinburgh Fringe festival and on TV's 'Big Breakfast' show.

The Band always deliver a professional, well structured set up whether for background music at a corporate event or a 1940s swing dance with music everyone will recognise and enjoy

Set List

American Patrol - Glenn Miller
Opus One - Tommy Dorsey
It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Jr
Bill - Jerome Kern
Take The 'A' Train - Duke Ellington
Basin St Blues - Count Basie
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Bad Bad Leroy Brown - Frank Sinatra
String of Pearls - Glenn Miller
Little Brown Jug - Glenn Miller
Hawaiian War Chant - Gene Krupa
Stardust - Hoagy Carmichael
Pennsylvania 6500 - Glenn Miller
Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
You Made Me Love You - Harry James
Woodchoppers Ball - Woody Herman
Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
Tuxedo Junction - Glenn Miller
My Way - Frank Sinatra
In The Mood - Glenn Miller

Lineup

  • 3 piece consisting of guitar/vocals, piano and drums/trumpet
    5 piece consists of guitar/vocals, piano, drums, trumpet and saxophone
    6 piece consisting of 1 each trumpet, trombone, saxophone, banjo/guitar, drums, double bass
    7 piece consisting of 1 each trumpet, trombone, saxophone, banjo/guitar, drums, double bass and vocals
    10 piece consisting of 3 saxophones, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, drums and double bass
    12 piece consisting of 4 saxophones, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, drums, double bass and vocals
    14 piece consisting of 4 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, piano, drums, double bass and vocals
    15 piece consisting of 4 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, piano, drums, double bass, guitar and vocals
    19 piece consisting of 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, drums, double bass, guitar and vocals plus bandleader

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