About Us

Latest news - TROMBONE shortage!

That is to say, a shortage of trombone players. It has always been a bit of a challenge to maintain a full trombone section; it seems that there is a more limited supply of players and consequently they end up being very busy. If you play the trombone and are interested in a regular seat in the band (especially if you are reasonably local), please get in touch. Normally, we invite potential new players along to a rehearsal so they (and us) can find out if they are comfortable with the band. If everybody is happy, we might then offer you a permanent seat!

Malvern Big Band Malvern Big Band, based in the Midlands, UK, was formed in 2001 by Mike Halliday and Chris Lewis. It plays an eclectic mix of music from the ‘Rat Pack’ era right up to contemporary jazz and pop standards - have a look at our tracks page to get a better idea about what we play.

The Band is always interested in hearing from musicians who would like to be added to our ‘deps’ list. If you do not play an instrument to a suitable standard but would still like to be involved in running the band, please get in touch. There are always jobs to do with the music library, equipment and general management of the practical business of putting on a performance.

We use the standard big band line up of 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones and 4-piece rhythm section. Some of our gigs are fronted by vocalists Garry Rutter and Toad Seabright. All our gigs are promoted on this site and in and around the Malvern area.


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