Roaring twenties show from University of Greenwich Big Band

Date of release: Thursday, March 3, 2016

Music from one of the most vibrant decades in popular culture is on offer at the next University of Greenwich Big Band concert.

The roaring twenties is the theme of the free multimedia event, which takes place at the Mansion Site, Avery Hill Campus, on Sunday 13 March at 3pm.

Fred Parrett, saxophonist and manager of the band, says: "Also called 'the jazz age', the music of the 1920s reflected the ebullience of the decade, as the horrors of the First World War receded.

"This concert reflects the party mood of the time, with its overtones of ragtime, jazz, cabaret and underground clubs. The most vivid impressions of that era are flappers (pictured) – the young women of the time who flaunted convention – and dance halls, movie palaces, Prohibition and speakeasies. The band will be playing music from the 20s with illustrations and images and early film clips to illustrate life in this creative decade."

The concert takes place at the Norbert Singer Lecture Theatre, Mansion Site, Avery Hill Campus, SE9 2PQ. Admission is free but for tickets please email Fred: bigband@gre.ac.uk

There will be a collection for Demelza Hospice Care for Children, a charity supporting families across East Sussex, Kent and South East London.

Story by Public Relations.