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the trombone section of the Ember Big Band


Great FUNdraising for PAH

An amazing evening with Ken Bruce, Allan Rogers and a full house at the Hammond Theatre supporting the Princess Alice Hospice.  Over £10,000 raised doing what we love, playing the music love.  Thanks to Hampton School for hosting us.

The Ember Big Band in concert

Louise Marshall - master class act

An inspiring afternoon in the company of Louise Marshall working with the band and vocalists.  A real treat with an impromptu performance by her for the friends and members at the Ember Sports & Social Club.

The vocalists of the Ember Big Band

Fine Women & Song

What a privilege to play at the wonderful theatre at Notre Dame School, showcasing for the final time our tribute to the unsung and under-represented females in jazz and big band music.  Great support from the staff and pupils at the school.

Another show from the Ember Big Band

Back at St John's

James (below) treating us all to some wonderful soloing at St John's (great to be back), raising money for their ongoing building and community work.

The Ember Big Band in concert

Back at the Albion

Great to be back (Feb and April) at the Albion running through some of the new, old, borrowed and blue pieces we've been working.  April saw all our vocalists in fine voice and a great crowd enjoying themselves.  Hope to back in June.

The Ember Big Band at the Albion pub in East Molesey

That's Xmas done ... roll on 2023

Festive session seeing out 2022 ... a lot of fun with our friends and supporters, with one eye on the World Cup Quarter Final.  Great local beer served as well.  See you all in 2023, which is looking to be a busy year.

The Ember Big Band Xmas Concert

What an HONOUR

Absolutely thrilled to see our inspiration and much loved band leader on the 2022 Honours List, awarded a British Empire Medal for a lifetime service to music.  What a legend !!!  Thanks Bill for everything you've given the world of music.

Bill Geldard with the Ember Big Band
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