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Rod Bridger, Norfolk

Hi Jonathan Sorry for the delay, but it has taken us all a few days to recover from what was a fantastic evening last Saturday. Please pass on to all members of the band our thanks for the wonderful contribution they made to the evening. Their music was really appreciated by all. Again my thanks Rod BRIDGER

Terry Newby, Lowestoft

Great band and vocals. Having seen the band at Pontins Pakefield this weekend, if you like big band music of any style you will not be disappointed. Thanks for an enjoyable evening.

Hillary Lawler, Norwich

Very good concert on Sunday - great band and really enjoyed the Moonglow harmonies and the Rat Pack items.

Diane Sutton, Norfolk

Fabulous night on Sunday 18 December highlighted by the Moonglow sisters .. who certainly were on top form ladies !

Trish Thorpe, Norfolk

First time I'd seen the band this evening at the forum in Norwich. They were fantastic!

Ivor Rickwood, NORWICH

Hi JW, We attended our first 'Art of the Big Band' at Crostwick on 29th. We much enjoyed the music and the event. We were impressed by the drive and precision of the band who played some really good, rarely heard numbers, including some favourites of ours such as 'How High the Moon'. Linsdey Ball lent an added sparkle to an enjoyable and informal event. We will aim to attend further events. Oh, and we bought your latest CD!

John & June Stubbert, Kings Lynn

We came to see you in concert last night at the Corn Exchange in King’s Lynn for the first time. What a splendid evening you gave us; all our favourite numbers played beautifully by your very talented musicians. Thank you so much for a wonderful occasion. Hopefully, we will see you again.

Toby Leigh, London

Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to you and all of your band. Was absolutely amazing! And my mum had the best night ever.

John Howard, Norfolk

Brilliant as always last night at The Pavilion Theatre.

Roger Haywood, Norwich

Probably the most popular big swing band in the region is celebrated by fans and especially fellow- musicians for its immaculate and powerful drive. The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band members were in impeccable form in their Christmas concert at the Norwich Forum. The sheer precision of the 20- plus musicians, in perfect harmony and stunningly synchronised, is clearly breathtaking to all who have a love of creative swinging music. The band was also brilliantly reinforced by a quartet of the finest singers you will hear this side of Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra. The jam-packed and exuberant audience at the Forum in Norwich for the celebration of the start of Christmas by the band loved every second. Those who have never seen this magnificent musical ensemble may think that swing is a little dated. It is true that its heritage stretches back a long way with memories of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and the many popular 1930s and 1940s dance bands from which this fine ensemble draws inspiration. This innovative band must be one of the musical treasures of our region, as it builds on this heritage - with a freshness of musicianship and energy that was clearly totally captivating to the capacity audience. Though the origins of this style dates back to before any of us were born, it was a delight to see so many younger people in the audience including many who are studying music in the colleges across our region. For all of us this was a master class.

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