The Latest News from the Front Row Big Band

  • Front Row News – No.5 – Focus on the Trombone
    The Trombones Often the trombone section is the least featured section of the band but the Front Row Big Band are working hard to change this. Trombones are essential to give the mid-section sound of the band the depth it needs. Nothing sounds better than a controlled section playing in close harmony. If you’d like to hear our trombone section in person, then please check our upcoming dates to book tickets to see the Front Row Big Band today. So, what are the attributes needed for the trombone section…. Lead Trombone On lead, you have to be positive at all times and make the most of any [Read more...]
  • Front Row News – No.4 – Martin’s Scrapbook
    Martin’s Scrapbook – From Lovatt with Love This edition of Front Row News is not like our usual one. Our band leader, Martin Eaton, has put together a digital scrapbook to share his perspective on our recent concert with Mike Lovatt. The PDF below includes pictures from the concert and explains how the experience came about. Take a look to see how much the band enjoyed the concert. [Read more...]
  • Front Row News – No.3
    Happy New Year! Welcome to our first newsletter of 2024 of the Front Row Big Band! One of the best jazz and swing big bands in Norwich and across the East of England. Since our last newsletter we have had two successful gigs – our ‘Winter Warmer’ at The Venue Holt, and ‘A Swingin’ Christmas’ in The Sunningdale Suite at Dunston Hall, Norwich. We had great attendance and very appreciative audiences at both performances. The big band were on top form, and everyone went home full of Christmas spirit. The new arrangement of ‘The Nutcracker’ was particularly popular and drew cheers at both [Read more...]
  • Front Row News – No.2
    Hello and welcome to the second newsletter of The Front Row Big Band based in Norwich, Norfolk. Since we last contacted you, an awful lot has happened. We’ve put our new logo onto the music stands, a very interesting exercise in positioning the transfers precisely with differing opinions on how to measure up, but ultimately very successful and the stands look great. Then, Joe, our superb bass player and technology wizard designed our pull-up banner to use on gigs, as well as a banner advertising our Christmas gig at Dunston Hall, which will be displayed at the main gate from this Saturday [Read more...]
  • Front Row News – No.1
    Hello, and welcome to you all. We’re very excited to share our big band news with you for the first time as The Front Row Big Band. This includes our upcoming big band gigs in Norfolk and Norwich. Make sure you keep an eye on our Calendar page to see our upcoming dates. Get in Touch if you’d like to book the band for a special event of your own. Jazz at The Hall – November 9th We’ve been busy rehearsing for our first gig ‘Jazz at The Hall’ on Thursday the 9th of November 2023. This will be under our new name, the Front Row Big Band, and will be playing some all-time great numbers [Read more...]