THE Astor Big Band joins forces with BBC Essex presenter Sadie Nine for a feast of Glenn Miller classics at Clacton’s West Cliff Theatre on Saturday.

Terry Steel formed the band back in 1973 for a month’s residency at the world famous Astor club in London’s Berkley Square. It was so successful that they ended up staying for five years, rubbing shoulders with big-name jazz stars such as Count Basie.

Terry has also performed with stellar-league artists such as Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond and Barry Manilow, as well as many British big bands.

The concert features Miller greats such as In the Mood and At Last, as well big band hits from the likes of Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and the Ted Heath Band.

The current Astor Big Band has been touring since 2014 and is the Royal British Legion’s official touring show, raising money for the Poppy Appeal and to support for post traumatic stress disorder victims. The concert also features a section to mark the 100th anniversary of the End of the First World War and the songs that took the troops to war in 1914.

Miller Plays the Musicals is at the West Cliff on July 7 at 7.30pm. For tickets call 01255 433344.