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Come and hear the Farnham Big Band near you in 2019


Jazz on the Green" at Beech, near Alton - Saturday 1st June 2019 at 2pm to 6pm

Farnham Big Band are the star attraction for "Jazz on the Green" at Beech, near Alton.  We will be playing two sets with the wonderful Geoff Kaye on vocals and some of our soloists will be letting their hair down for a swinging small band set.  Adult tickets £10, under 16s £5 and family tickets for £25.  For tickets, directions and more information: 
https://www.beechvillage.org.uk/events/jazz-on-the-green-2/ 

Aldershot's Victoria Day celebrations - Saturday 8th June 2019 at 10am to 11am

Farnham Big Band are the playing for the first time ever at Aldershot's bandstand as part of the town's Victoria Day celebrations.  More than 6,000 people visit Aldershot across the day and this year's theme is "The Victorian Seaside".
More information:  https://www.rushmoor.gov.uk/victoriaday 

Midsummer Jazz in the Park" Loseley Park - Sunday 23rd June 2019 from 4:30pm

Farnham Big Band Charity Concert for GUTS at Loseley Park near Godalming. The band have been invited back to play a set in Loseley Park's walled garden for this year's "Midsummer Jazz in the Park" concert. And after our big band set, Mark Bassey, one of the finest trombone soloists on the UK scene, and award-winning saxophonist Karen Sharp will play an evening of swing in tribute to the jazz legends Count Basie and Duke Ellington.  Bring a picnic and your favourite tipple, and rugs and chairs, and spread out on the lawns to enjoy a fantastic evening of top quality entertainment in this beautiful setting in aid of the bowel cancer charity GUTS, whose aim is to improve survival of people with bowel cancer by early detection, and to raise awareness of the disease. Tickets are just £12 each or a group tickets for 4 people for £40, For tickets, directions and more information: https://guildfordjazz.org.uk/links/jazz-at-loseley-park/  

Gostrey Meadow, Farnham - Sunday 30th June 2019 at 4pm - 5pm

Farnham Big Band free outdoor concert in Gostrey Meadow, Farnham. The band are again playing in Farnham Town Council's series of free summer concerts - this time as part of the "Picnic in the Park". The whole event runs from 12pm to 6pm and FABB will be playing their set from 4pm.  Bring along a picnic, have lunch from the street food stalls or just have fun in the sun and enjoy the friendly atmosphere next to the River Wey.  More information:  https://www.farnham.gov.uk/things-to-do/town-council-events/picnic-park-stall-application

 


 

2018


Thursday 13th December at 7:30pm Farnham Big Band's "CRACKERS & CHEESE" JAZZ EVENING

Featuring Anna Merry on Vocals. The band will be swinging in the party season with a festive set list of Fun and Frivolity at the Simkins Centre, More House School, Frensham, Farnham GU10 3AP. Fully licensed bar, including mulled wine, cheese and crackers. Tickets at £12/£8 concessions - book now by email to mplace@morehouseschool.co.uk

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Sunday 24th June from 5pm

Farnham Big Band Charity Concert for GUTS at Loseley Park near Godalming. The band have been invited back to play a set in Loseley Park's walled garden for this year's summer jazz concert. And after our big band set, Pete Long, musical director of the acclaimed Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, presents a sensational jazz arrangement of The Planets, Gustav Holst’s hugely influential musical journey across the galaxy and then a tribute to "King of Swing" Benny Goodman's classic clarinet and vibes jazz quintet. Bring a picnic and your favourite tipple, and rugs and chairs, and spread out on the lawns to enjoy a fantastic evening of top quality entertainment in this beautiful setting in aid of the bowel cancer charity GUTS, whose aim is to improve survival of people with bowel cancer by early detection, and to raise awareness of the disease. Tickets are just £12 each or a group tickets for 4 people for £40, Tickets, Directions and more information

Sunday 10th June 2018 at 3pm - 5pm

Farnham Big Band Free Outdoor Concert in Gostrey Meadow, Farnham featuring Geoff Kaye on vocals. The band are again playing in Farnham Town Council's "Music in the Meadow" series of free summer concerts. Bring along a picnic or just have fun in the sun and enjoy the friendly atmosphere next to the River Wey. Treat yourself to afternoon tea and cake, homemade by the chosen charity. More Information

Saturday 14th April 2018 at 7:30pm

Farnham Big Band are playing a joint concert with the Basingstoke Concert Band at The Elizabeth Hall, Hook - "Two for the Price of One".  Enjoy hearing each band play in their contrasting styles and then prepare for a full on battle as they joust together at the end !  Tickets £10 (concessions £8) and bring your own drinks and nibbles.  Tickets can be purchased direct from band members or by calling 07503 881241. Information about the Basingstoke Concert Band:  http://www.bcband.org.uk 

Sunday 25th March 2018 at 3.00pm

FABB will blow away your winter blues at Farnham's MUSIC IN THE VINEYARD free indoor concert

The band, with Sam Hay on vocals, will be swinging at The Vineyard Church, Union Road, Farnham GU9 7PT. Bring along an indoor picnic or enjoy homemade treats and warming drinks from the charity stand.  More details at: https://www.farnham.gov.uk/things-to-do/free-things-to-do/music-in-the-vineyard

Thursday 14th December at 7:30pm Farnham Big Band's FESTIVE JAZZ EVENING

Featuring Anna Merry and Sam Hay on Vocals. The band will be swinging in the party season with a selection of festive songs at the Simkins Centre, More House School, Frensham, Farnham GU10 3AP. Fully licensed bar, including mulled wine and mince pies. Tickets at £10/£5 concessions - book now by email to mplace@morehouseschool.co.uk

Outlook for 2017

We have lots of exciting plans for 2017, including organising a monthly residency (venue to be advised), public and private concerts in the summer, recording some new songs with Anna on vocals and a special Christmas concert at More House School.

Sunday 20th August from 5pm

Farnham Big Band Charity Concert for GUTS at Loseley Park near Godalming. The band have been invited back to play a set in Loseley Park's walled garden for this year's summer jazz concert. And after our big band set, there will be great music from jazz star Joanna Eden with her tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Bring a picnic and your favourite tipple, and rugs and chairs, and spread out on the lawns to enjoy a fantastic evening of top quality entertainment in this beautiful setting in aid of the bowel cancer charity GUTS, whose aim is to improve survival of people with bowel cancer by early detection, and to raise awareness of the disease. Tickets are just £12 each or a group tickets for 4 people for £40, For tickets, directions and more information: https://guildfordjazz.wordpress.com/links/jazz-at-loseley-park/

Sunday 2nd July at 3pm - 5pm

Farnham Big Band Free Outdoor Concert in Gostrey Meadow, Farnham featuring Anna Merry on Vocals. The band are again playing in Farnham Town Council's "Music in the Meadow" series of free summer concerts. Bring along a picnic or just have fun in the sun and enjoy the friendly atmosphere next to the river Wey. Treat yourself to afternoon tea and cake, homemade by the chosen charity. Directions and more information: http://www.farnham.gov.uk/events/music-in-the-meadow-2017-07-02

Tuesday 6th June at 8pm

Farnham Big Band Charity Concert for SENSE at Woodlarks, Farnham featuring Anna Parsons on Vocals. The band have supported the SENSE charity for many years and play an annual concert during their summer camp at Woodlarks in Farnham. This year the theme is HATS, which should be fun for band and audience alike.

Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 3.00pm

FABB will blow away your winter blues at Farnham's inaugural MUSIC IN THE VINEYARD free indoor concert

The band, with Anna Merry on vocals, will be swinging in the New Year at The Vineyard Church, Union Road, Farnham GU9 7PT. Bring along an indoor picnic or enjoy homemade treats and warming drinks from the charity stand.

More details at: http://www.farnham.gov.uk/things-to-do/free-things-to-do/music-in-the-vineyard