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Big Band

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Those were the days. Relive the peak of the big band era. You’ll find them in all their swinging majesty, the big orchestra and arrangements that made music exciting: Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Henry James, Artie Shaw and more. Expect to also be treated to a complementary assortment of early forms of jazz.

Music Programmer

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Pierre-Jean Lavigne


Pierre-Jean has been DJing and hosting various radio shows and podcasts since 1999. His involvement in the music scene has not only enabled him to play various at festivals but also to open for many of his favorite acts.

Radio and writing also brought him to sit on talent juries of varying festivals (Montreal Jazz Fest, Mundial, …) as well as being included in multiple music publications.

He has always believed that music’s capability of constantly surprising and touching people on different emotional levels is one of the best ways of bringing them together. For that reason, sincerity in playing is the quality he values most when searching for new music.

Artists

Count Basie
Glenn Miller
Benny Goodman
Frank Sinatra
Duke Ellington
Tommy Dorsey
Harry James
Ella Fitzgerald
Charlie Barnet
The Andrews Sisters

Chart

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Bing Crosby
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Night Of Nights
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Be My Life's Companion
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Taking A Chance On Love
Sam Donahue
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Moon-Faced, Starry Eyed
Johnny Mercer
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It Can Happen To You
Red Norvo
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Nevertheless
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Knock Me A Kiss
Roy Eldridge
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When My Baby Left Me
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson