"Chick Webb & America's outstanding Swing Band vs Count Basie & his Orchestra"
16th January 1938, The Savoy Ballroom, Harlem, New York City

The King of the Drums battles the Royalist of the Keyboard

Get your dancing shoes on as our two full Big Bands recreate the famous battle!

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The Savoy Ball 8pm-12.30am

"Count Basie vs Chick Webb at The Savoy Ballroom"

Limited reserved seating available on the galleries and balcony, otherwise general admission - standing (dancing!)
Strict Dress code - Vintage/Retro or Black Tie
Strictly NO denim, t-shirts or trainers
Tickets - from £30


We are very, very excited to bring you the return of the Savoy Ball... and this time we really have pulled out all the stops! Re-creating that historic night on January 16th 1938 when Count Basie took on Chick Webb in the Battle of the Bands, at the world-famous Harlem hotspot, the "home of happy feet", the Savoy Ballroom.

We are proud to present two full Big Bands comprising today's very best swing and jazz musicians put together by the one and only Pete Long. Prepare to Battle with the Bands!


The Savoy Ball 2019, Saturday 27th April, 2pm-2am, The Grand Hall Battersea Arts Centre LONDON SW11 5TN