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Jun 9, 20245 min
JAZZVIEWS: "they pack a powerful but beautifully controlled punch"
"Together they pack a powerful but beautifully controlled punch."

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Jun 9, 20241 min
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ in THE SCOTSMAN
"Strictly Smokin’ outfit preaches the gospel of big band jazz with joyous and at times blistering zeal"

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May 18, 20242 min
⭐⭐⭐⭐ in JAZZWISE
❝Compelling writing, tear-away execution, and a bevy of star guests excelling: a shoe-in for my 2024 Top Ten.❞

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May 16, 20242 min
'Friends' Launch Review
If you weren't there, buy the album. If you were there, buy the album.

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May 14, 20241 min
SSBB on True Brit on Jazz FM with Helen Meyhew
Listen again to the full show below:

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May 10, 20244 min
UK JAZZ NEWS: Smokin’ Hot Big Band. New album ‘Strictly Smokin’ and Friends’
The Strictly Smokin’ Big Band, the only ensemble of its kind in the North East of England, will launch its latest album Strictly Smokin’ and

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May 3, 20241 min
NEW SINGLE: Daisy Mae - out now
Our second single featuring some wonderfully virtuosic flute playing from the amazing GARETH LOCKRANE is out now!

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Apr 27, 20241 min
SSBB on The Clare Teal Show on Jazz FM
SSBB featured on The Clare Teal Show on Jazz FM

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Apr 25, 20244 min
JAZZ VIEWS: Michael Lamb Take Five Q&A
One of the key messages for anyone taking an interest in this release is that we’re keen to show that great big band music can exist...

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Apr 22, 20243 min
JAZZWISE: "Reinventing the big band with visuals, interactivity and crowdfunding"
Attracting new - and especially younger - audiences to jazz is a problem the music has wrestled with for years; and getting your stuff...

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Apr 19, 20241 min
😈 Devil May Care - Single Release
 😈 DEVIL MAY CARE 😈 Strictly Smokin' Big Band featuring  Anthony Strong

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Apr 11, 20242 min
SSBB featured on JAZZ LONDON LIVE
Strictly Smokin' featuring Anthony String with Devil May Care opening Alban Low's Jazz London Live Show this weekend... listen below:

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Mar 14, 20243 min
PRESS RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE Strictly Smokin’ Big Band STRICTLY SMOKIN’ & FRIENDS Jazz Sound Records – JSR014 Friday 17 May 2024 Album release (CD &...

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Jan 31, 20242 min
Gordon Marshall
As many of our followers will have seen already, we had the tragic news last week that our wonderful friend and colleague, Gordon...

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Feb 1, 20232 min
Emma Smith and Strictly Smokin' Big Band
Register for tickets to see EMMA SMITH and STRICTLY SMOKIN' BIG BAND | Sunday 22nd October 2023 | Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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Jan 23, 20232 min
SSBB on Tour
We're very excited to be heading out on our first official tour later this year. We'll be at a collection of amazing venues across the...

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Jan 15, 20232 min
Jazz in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Here's a quick one on finding the best jazz venues and events in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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Sep 30, 20221 min
Smokin' Big Guest
The region's greatest big band - Strictly Smokin' Big Band - are celebrating 20 years in the biz with an extra special gig at Hoochie Coochi

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Apr 10, 20212 min
Remote Big Bands
There have been two main modes of musicians getting their playing 'out there' during 2020/ 2021... either live stream, or create these...

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Apr 4, 20214 min
UK Jazz Blogs
Once upon a time, the 'jazz blog' was a niche corner of the internet for enthusiasts documenting the gigs they'd attended. Now, they're...

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Aug 19, 20206 min
Big Bands in the time of Covid-19
I'm not particularly prone to to writing articles - in fact, since this new section of our web site was started this is the first actual...

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