The Great Yorkshire Dance Orchestra is an authentic 1920s jazz band
The Great Yorkshire Dance Orchestra is an authentic 1920s jazz band, whose entire repertoire consists of transcriptions of original scores and recordings from the art deco era. Playing on vintage instruments of the time, this new ensemble takes a step back to an age where dance halls brimmed with luxury and glamour, and the celebrities were the stars of the silver screen.
The band can play as an 11-piece, performing instrumental numbers only, or a vocalist can be added to sing in the "crooner" style often associated with the genre. The repertoire ranges from early Duke Ellington to the familiar Glenn Miller hits, and from rousing dance hall numbers to foot-stomping Cole Porter show tunes.