Our Next Concert (2)

Saturday 14th March 2020  (all concerts begin at 8pm and end at 10.30pm)


The Hertswing Big Band is a seventeen piece band formed over fifty years ago as an offshoot of the Kodak Military Band.

For many years the band rehearsed at the Kodak Social Club in Wealdstone. However, when the site was re-developed the band sought a new future with a new name, The Hertswing Big Band.  They began rehearsing every Thursday night at various locations around Watford in the years following.

The main purpose of the band is to enjoy collectively re-creating the sounds of the big band swing era.  Over the years the band has built up a library of over a thousand arrangements.  

Also enjoyed are the many public concerts given over the years.

They are the resident Big Band at the Kings Langley Jazz Club with regular concerts throughout the year. 

For tonight’s concert we have selected some classic arrangements as played by the leading Big Bands: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ted Heath, and of course the iconic Glenn Miller.

Our vocalist Vicky is a truly talented young lady.  When not performing parts like Eliza Doolittle in local musical productions of ‘My Fair Lady ‘she is coping with a young family and rehearsing new songs with the Band. 

I hope you enjoy our concert, we certainly will!

John Davis, Leader and musical director.