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RV Jazz Big Band

RV Jazz Big Band is a 20 piece band featuring a full section of saxophones, trumpets and trombones as well as a full rhythm section. 

Founded in 2012, it is a community-based band in Clitheroe, Lancashire, rehearsing each Monday evening at the United Reform Church on Moor Lane. Our professional band leader is Paul J Rigby well known also for leading his own Northern Jazz Orchestra as well as other bands including the BwD Big Band. Paul also plays drums in Stax of Soul, the Manchester-based soul performance band.

The band performs a wide range of jazz and dance music ranging from classics of the swing era such as Duke Ellington's Perdido, Count Basie's L'il Darling, Glen Miller's String of Pearls right through to big band arrangements of popular tunes as Justin Timberlake's  Can't Stop the Feeling and Stevie Wonder's I Wish.

This year we have already played at the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival and we have the following events lined up - a joint venture with the LCMC Big Band in Morecambe on 28th June followed by an appearance at the Ribchester Festival on 12th July.

The band is available for concerts, festivals, functions and dinner dances. Please contact Phil Baugh on 07929 216330 to find out more and arrange an event with the band.

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There are currently no vacancies in the band but if you are interested in playing with the band in future, we can add you to the waiting list. Contact Phil Baugh on 07929 216330. You can always welcome to come down to a rehearsal to see what playing in a big band is like at the URC church on a Monday evening (back in September after our summer break).

Please spread the word and share this info with your friends or anyone who might be interested.

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Upcoming Events

Violin icon Jack Campbell – Piano

Wed, 6 Dec - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
A Clitheroe Concerts Society Event >

Radio icon Non Dou Fooleesha

Wed, 6 Dec - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
Ribble FM Jazz & Blues Show >

Paolo Fuschi & The Outsiders

Sun, 10 Dec - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
RVJB in association with SALVAGE HOUSE >

Saxophone icon Low Moor Club Jammin'

Tue, 12 Dec - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Low Moor Club, St Paul's Street >

Radio icon Paul Rigby presents

Wed, 13 Dec - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
“Big Bands & Beyond” >

Dinner plate icon Ribble Valley Jazz Big Band 

Sun, 17 Dec - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday Lunchtime Jazz at the Spread >

See the full calendar >