Clare Teal joins salute to Basie

The big band sound swings back into Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre on Sunday August 30 when BBC Radio2’s Clare Teal and BBC’s Big Band Matthew Ford perform with the Len Phillips Big Band in Basie Straight Ahead, a unique salute to Count Basie.

Sixteen of the finest musicians around will salute ‘The Count’ in a concert that pays tribute to every aspect of the most swinging band the world has ever known. Clare Teal, one of the most successful celebrated British female jazz singers in decades, is joined by vocalist Matthew Ford who makes regular appearances with the RTE and BBC Concert Orchestras. The pair have performed previously numerous times for BBC’S Friday Night is Music Night.

Tickets priced £15.50, £17.50, Concessions £1.50 off. To book call the box office on 01323 412000 or book online at