It Don't Mean A Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing

PUBLISHED: 12:22 07 May 2009 | UPDATED: 10:54 10 June 2010

Ellingtonia - the Duke Ellington Band from Devon of international acclaim - are giving a café style concert on Saturday, June 13, in Lympstone Village Hall.

Ellingtonia - the Duke Ellington Band from Devon of international acclaim - are giving a café style concert on Saturday, June 13, in Lympstone Village Hall. Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare are to receive a donation from Ellingtonia - in the interval Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare will also be holding a draw. 2008 has been the best year to date for Ellingtonia, who were formed in 2004. The highlight was when Ellingtonia were asked to play at the Duke Ellington Conference in London. This included two former members of the original Duke Ellington band playing with Ellingtonia. The year continued with 12 other concerts, including the Exeter Summer Festival, Veterans Festival in Bristol, Budleigh Salterton Festival and Bristol Harbour Festival. In 2007 the highlight was a concert in Exeter Cathedral in July to mark the bi-centenary of the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. This was the largest fundraising concert held in the UK for Anti-Slavery International.

Tickets are £13 each for the Lympstone concert and are going very quickly. A nice feature is that patrons can bring their own food and drink as they are on tables of 10. Five or more can book their part or full table. Doors will open at 6.45pm with the concert commencing at 8.30pm. Telephone now on (01395) 274485 to avoid disappointment. A wonderful evening is guaranteed.


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