Duke Street Big Band return to Old Queen’s Head in Essex Road with Talia

Duke Street Big Band at the Old Queen's Head in Essex Road

Duke Street Big Band at the Old Queen's Head in Essex Road - Credit: Archant

One of London’s top big bands will be returning to Islington next week for a night of jazz, swing and funk.

Duke Street Big Band will be at the Old Queen’s Head, Essex Road, on Wednesday for the King’s Cross-based jazz outfit’s long-awaited return to the pub.

Band leader Tom Mawby said: “The Old Queen’s Head is a lovely old pub full of booze, so you’re pretty much guaranteed a fun evening.”

Described by the band as north London’s answer to Ella Fitzgerald, vocalist Talia will join the group for a set featuring tunes by Nat King Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson, Stevie Wonder and of course Ella herself.

The gig starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £6.50 from Event Brite.


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