The Story of Swing
  • Edinburgh Fringe

The story of how big band music became the first worldwide pop phenomenon, inspired the first ever youth culture revolution and became a byword for sexual liberation and teenage excess well before the Swinging Sixties. In the process, swing generated some of the greatest names in 20th century music, from Glen Miller and Duke Ellington to Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. The Scottish Swing Orchestra recreate the sounds of those great bands, that extraordinary excitement and just a little of the teenage excess.