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Eastern England's unique 17-piece big band

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Harmony in Harlem provides an exhilarating experience, the best of jazz and swing. Ideal for your dinner dance, a lindy hop dance, a 1930s/1940s/WWII event, jazz festival or big band concert.

With a unique repertoire from the greatest jazz composer/bandleader in history, Duke Ellington, Harmony In Harlem are perfect for a wedding celebration, a Valentine's Ball or corporate entertainment. Our inspiring selection of music ranges from the raw sounds of the jungle to vibrant foot-tapping swing, from the darkest lament to the lavishly romantic, tailored to your needs.

Harmony In Harlem can play anywhere in East Anglia, central England or the London area. The bandleader, Michael Kilpatrick, will happily work with you or your venue to arrange whatever is necessary to perform either indoors or outdoors. The orchestra will consider any community/charitable event or professional engagement. Previous performances range from dances for the Cambridge Lindy Hoppers to a private party at the request of a Lord Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom!


To book the Harmony In Harlem orchestra or to make any enquiries, please contact Michael Kilpatrick using the form provided or telephone 01223 833062.

Latest News

The first half of 2015 is proving busy for the band, starting with a dance night for the Cambridge Lindy Hoppers on Saturday 14th March. The band also has two further performances of the Such Sweet Thunder suite, Duke Ellington's homage to William Shakespeare:
Saturday 18th April - Harlow, St John's Arts and Recreation Centre
Friday 8th May - a fund-raising dinner dance at The Underglobe, Southbank
Thursday 11th June - Cambridge, Mumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin University
See all our gig listings here


On 9th Sept 2012 Harmony In Harlem performed at the Plaisterers' Hall for the wedding of Lord Collins of Mapesbury and 180 guests. Lord Collins writes: "We thought that the band was fantastic - our guests loved it and at least one said it was the best music they have ever heard at a function - I certainly thought so!"