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Henley Festival
11-15thJuly 2018

Curtis Stigers and the Ronnie Scott's Big Band Present 'Sinatra at the Sands'

Curtis Stigers channels the hip, swinging chemistry of Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie Orchestra.

Internationally acclaimed US vocalist Curtis Stigers is returning to the U.K. after recording his most recent album One More For The Road. Both the album and the tour are in celebration of the legendary album Sinatra at the Sands.

Curtis brings the sensational show to Henley Festival having recently sold out a long residency at Europe’s best known jazz club, Ronnie Scott’s. Fitting then, that this show sees Curtis joining forces with the U.K.’s favourite, the world famous, and absolutely masterful Ronnie Scott’s Big Band. Together they perform his very own renditions of the Sinatra classics. Expect a brilliantly produced show performed by world-class musicians, with a special guest appearance from comedian, Rob Brydon.

This rare occasion is sure to be a highlight of the year.

50 years ago, magic was made on the stage of the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, when the timeless cool of Frank Sinatra met the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra. Sinatra at the Sands has remained a beloved classic ever since, the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz.

Singer, songwriter and saxophonist Curtis Stigers has been bringing those worlds together in his own music for the last three decades (along with touches of nearly every other genre one could call to mind), which makes him an ideal candidate to reinterpret Ol’ Blue Eyes’ cherished repertoire for modern ears. On his twelfth album and ninth release for Concord Records, One More for the Road, Stigers captures the rare alchemy of hipness, elegance, playfulness and feeling that made Sinatra’s renditions of these songs immortal while adding his own unique twist.