On Saturday Ledbury Fringe presents Crescendo, a band of jazz and big band musicians, who will be playing live at Ledbury Rugby Club.

As the headline event of Ledbury Fringe 2017, this is not to be missed! Crescendo is a sizzling 17-piece big band playing the best of jazz and swing from Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Count Basie right through to some of the very best new arrangements of modern big band jazz

Formed in 1981 as a rehearsal band, the original musicians were guided by Trevor Emeny, an established and highly experienced saxophonist with an enviable reputation and a following as a jazz soloist throughout the Midlands.

When Trevor stepped down, Paul Buck stepped in. A skilled music composer and arranger, Paul has written unique music charts especially for the Crescendo Band to play. Paul handed on the leadership to Tony Sheppard in June 2008 but still continues his connection with the band by providing further exciting material for the band to play and occasionally performing on keyboards when he is available.

From the very beginning, Bob Lee has been band manager and presenter. His depth of knowledge about jazz (big band music in particular), together with his expertise as a radio presenter makes every Crescendo Band performance a great experience for the audience.

Tickets can be purchased in advance £10 at www.ticketsource/ledburyfringe or can be purchased on the door £12

Doors open on Saturday, July 8, at 7.30pm at The Pavilion Rooms, Ledbury Rugby Club.