Swing Band

Swing Band - Ilkley & North Bradford Band Association May 2015

The Two Rivers Swing Band is led by the talented trumpeter and jazz arranger, Trevor Vincent. The band has around 30 players. It accommodates a range of abilities and ages. Rehearsals are very informal and great fun as we are a very friendly bunch of musicians!

Our biggest gigs are our regular dances – we aim to hold 2 each year. It’s always such a good feeling to play to a full dance floor.

We play on local bandstands and at a number of charity events. We have played at the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival. We have also given performances at private functions such as weddings, special birthdays and other celebrations. We have just started up a small jazz ensemble too which can perform at smaller, more intimate venues.

Our music comprises traditional big band swing era standards including numbers by Glen Miller and Count Basie; Latin favourites; Pop and more modern numbers; and of course some Rock ‘n Roll. Our two vocalists, Ros and Shirley add that extra sparkle.

Forthcoming events:


Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley: Sunday 3rd December, 2pm 

A Swing Band Dance at The Winter Garden, Ilkley, has already been booked for Saturday 3rd March 2018, 8.00pm


Previous events:


Ilkley Bandstand (for the Ilkley Summer Festival and Continental Market): Saturday August 12th 2017, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Harrogate Valley Gardens: Sunday July 23rd 2017, Part of the Happygate Arts & Music Festival

Golden Acre Park, Leeds: Sunday 2nd July 2017, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Ilkley Bandstand: Sunday 4th June 2017, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Wedding celebration, Idle:  Saturday May 13th 2017  (private function)

Dance: Shipley & District Social Club, Shipley Saturday 25th March 2017

City Hall Bradford: Headway Charity Concert, Friday 27th January 2017 (private function)

Ilkley – Concert On The Grove-Last Night of the Proms,  Saturday 27th August 2016

Ilkley Bandstand, Sunday 24th July 2016, 2pm – 4pm.

Ilkley Bandstand, Saturday 11th June 2016, 7pm (to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday)

Ilkley Bandstand, Sunday 5th June 2016, 2pm – 4pm

Concert with Shine Gospel Singers at Burley Methodist Church, Saturday 14th May 2016; Setlist

Ribble Valley Jazz Festival in Clitheroe centre (street festival), Saturday 30th April 2016

Dance at The Winter Garden, Ilkley,Friday 18th March 2016

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