Formed in early 2015, the ABC Big Band is a 17-piece jazz band made-up of music teachers and instrumentalists from across Beds, Bucks & Cambs.
We are available to hire for weddings, parties, dinner dances, and other events. To make an enquiry please visit the Contact Us page.

About the band

The band is run by Anna & Michael Hailes, and exists thanks to the legacy of Anna’s Grandpa, Alan Baldwin. A science teacher by day, Alan was also a bandleader for most of his life, and played trombone in a number of big bands around the Blackpool area. Over his musical career he amassed a collection of almost 1,000 big band arrangements, which he left to Anna and Michael after he sadly lost his battle with Cancer in November 2013. This led to the formation of the Alan Baldwin Commemorative Big Band, or ABC Big Band for short. Our mission is to keep the music of the Swing Era alive for future generations!

Upcoming events

Concert at the Stables


"...just want to say how superb you were. A very talented group of musicians indeed!"