Swinging At The Cotton Club: Win Barnsley Civic tickets plus FREE MP3 jazz track - DOWNLOAD HERE

Swinging at the Cotton Club: Barnsley Civic Theatre, Saturday, September 29, 2012.
Swinging at the Cotton Club: Barnsley Civic Theatre, Saturday, September 29, 2012.
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JAZZ fans have plenty to sing and dance about - we’re giving away tickets and a free MP3 track to celebrate Swinging at the Cotton Club coming to The Civic, Barnsley.

The South Yorkshire venue will be transformed into the Cotton Club, New York’s famous nightclub of the 1920s and 1930s.

For one night only - Saturday, September 29, at 7.30pm - audiences will get the chance to step back into Harlem of the roaring ’20s.

Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Lena Horne and Fats Waller were staples of the club, while dancers such as Bojangles Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit up the stage with their breathtaking routines.

The Duke Ellington Orchestra was the house orchestra for years and each revue featured glamorous dancing girls, tap-dancers and vaudeville acts.

It’s a celebration of the music, dance and songs of the most glamorous decades of the last century.

The music and dance routines will be recreated by jazz dance company The Jiving Lindy Hoppers and Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra who honour the exuberance and sounds of The Cotton Club.

Tickets are £18.50, may be subject to a booking fee.

Buy in person from The Civic Box Office, Hanson Street, Barnsley, call  01226 327 000 or visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk.

Follow The Civic on Twitter @barnsleycivic and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thecivicbarnsley.


To celebrate we have teamed up with the show promoters and venue to give every reader a free MP3 download of a jazz track by The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra.

It gives you a taste of the great music you can expect in the show.

Click on the link here to play the track, or follow the simple instructions to download it and add to your MP3 player or iTunes library. It’s yours to keep. A great souvenir of the show.

DOWNLOAD: To download That Lindy Hop, by The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra - right click here and “save target as” to your desktop.


We also have two pairs of tickets to be won to see the show in our free draw.

Email your name and details, with StarCompCC in the subject field, to staronline@sheffieldnewspapers.co.uk.

Or simply follow digital editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 and tweet him with #StarCompCC. Deadline is Friday, September 14, 10am. Usual SNL rules and data protection terms apply.

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