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The Big Firkin Band

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Sunday, March 10th, 2024 3:30 pm


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The Big Firkin Band


The Big Firkin Band is a collective of world class jazz musicians, based in Lewisham and South East London, who come together once a month to perform classic Big Band music made famous by the great bands of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman. 

Expect to hear the greatest tunes from the golden age of jazz and swing performed by the best musicians in London, all in a relaxed and comfortable fashion at The Fox & Firkin on a Sunday afternoon.

Every 2nd Sunday of the month, 3.30 – 6pm. Food available. Family and dog friendly!

As of January 2024 members of the band can currently be seen and heard performing in Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, Guys & Dolls at The Bridge Theatre, My Neighbour Totoro at the Barbican, The Witches at The National Theatre, along with Old Friends, Les Miserables, Wicked and Phantom Of The Opera in the West End, plus a number of nationally touring productions.

Along with theatrical performances, the band members have busy careers performing as studio musicians and can be heard playing with London’s top orchestras and seen performing on TV shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, The Crown and the hit movie Maestro.

Band members have previously performed with Jazz greats such as Quincy Jones, Georgie Fame, Kenny Wheeler, Jamie Cullum, The BBC Big Band, Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, London Jazz Orchestra, The 1 o’clock Lab Band, BBC Concert Orchestra, The Heritage Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Airto Moriero, Deodato, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Matthew Herbert Big Band, Rufus Reid and have also played and recorded for such artists as Dionne Warwick, Blur, Florence And The Machine, Liam Gallagher, Mark Ronson, Paul Weller, Steel Pulse, Emelie Sandé, Goldie, Pete Tong, Beverly Night, All Saints, Monthy Python and loads loads more!