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Announcement



The Biggles Big Band is proud to present their newest recording



LIVE AT THE BLUE NOTE AMSTERDAM



Right after yet another inspiring Thailand Tour the band recorded a phenomenal performance in the Blue Note, a concert hall in the world renowned Amsterdam Conservatory.

The album is available on most streaming platforms but the best experience is of course on vinyl.
Well ... we have some good news: it's for sale 😁

Please click here for that good ol' swing feeling!



Our story

The Biggles Big Band is a 25-piece jazz orchestra from Amsterdam conducted by Mr Adrie Braat. The orchestra consists of 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, guitar, piano, acoustic bass, drums and vocalist Clara Bakker. An extra string quartet consisting of 2 violins, viola and cello adds a sensational musical experience. Let the Biggles take you to the swing era with magical sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and jazz singers like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.



Recent and upcoming concerts

Sunday 5 May

Biggles plays Bevrijdingsfestival

Location  :   Westerpark
Westerpark
Amsterdam
        Starts 14:00

Thursday 9 May

Biggles@Breda Jazzfestival

Location  :   Breda Jazz Festival
Spanjaardsgat
Breda
        Starts 14:00

Sunday 12 May

Sunday afternoon at Casablanca zeedijk

Location  :   Casablanca
Zeedijk 26
Amsterdam
        Starts 15:30

Wednesday 5 June

Private party Ship Baptism Amsterdam central IJ harbour

Location  :   KIT Royal Tropical Institute
Mauritskade 63
Amsterdam
        Starts 13:00

Sunday 9 June

Red Light Jazz festival Amsterdam

Location  :   Casablanca
Zeedijk 26
Amsterdam
        Starts 15:00

Saturday 15 June

Private party rowing club Willem III

Location  :   Private Event
Amsterdam
        Starts 18:00

Saturday 13 July

Thailand Grand Festival with participation of Biggles Big Band 15.00-16.00 18.00-19.00

Location  :   Royal Thai Embassy The Hague
Lange Voorhout
Den Haag
        Starts 15:00

Saturday 7 September

Biggles play @ Swingphilosophy presentation 24hOost

Location  :   Kompaszaal
KNSM laan 311
Amsterdam
        Starts 15:30

Sunday 27 October

Jazzclub Caveau de la Huchette Paris (FR)

Location  :   Caveau de la Huchette
5 Rue de la Huchette
Parijs
        Starts 21:00

Monday 28 October

Jazzclub Caveau de la Huchette Paris (FR)

Location  :   Caveau de la Huchette
5 Rue de la Huchette
Parijs
        Starts 21:00

Sunday 19 October

Biggles Big Band @(Midden)Beemster

Location  :   Cultureel Centrum Onder de Linden
Middenweg 150
Middenbeemster
        Starts 15:00

Thailand Tour

The Biggles Big Band has been on tour to Thailand for eleven times. It has played throughout Thailand at Jazz festivals, luxury hotels and the Dutch Embassy. By playing a combination of swing era music and composition from His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Biggles has become a national phenomenon.

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