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Alex Mendham and his Orchestra

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 9:32pm

Part of Snape Proms

The renaissance and cross-generational appeal of the hot jazz and dance music of the 1920s and 30s is being led by Alex Mendham’s inspirational, youthful 18-piece band. Snappy rhythms and swooning close-harmony vocals transport us back to one of the great periods in live music. The musical and visual allure of the age is recreated from the original instruments and arrangements to the dress, microphones and even the hairstyles. The band’s energy and collective passion for the music and the dance crazes it inspired shines through every bar as they recreate it afresh for our own century.