The BBC Big Band, originally known as the BBC Radio Big Band is a British big band run under the auspices of the BBC. Widely regarded as the UK’s leading and most versatile jazz orchestra, the band broadcasts exclusively on BBC Radio, particularly on BBC Radio 2's long-running series Big Band Special. It consists of professional jazz musicians and is directed by a number of conductors. These include arranger and composer Barry Forgie, who has been the band's Musical Director since 1977; American jazz trombonist Jiggs Whigham; and guest musical directors.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Electro-Swing & Gospel-Breaks Skeewiff 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 The Dance Band Days Various Artists 1
1993 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?: Songs of the Depression 1929–1937 Various Artists 1
1995 The Spirit of Christmas Past Various Artists 1
1996 Hits of '34 Various Artists 1
1996 Hits of '35 Various Artists 1
1999 British Big Bands Various Artists 1
2001 Vintage Children's Favourites 1926-1950 Various Artists 1
2002 There'll Always Be an England Various Artists 1
2003 The Great Dance Bands Various Artists 1
2003 Ritzy Various Artists 1
2005 Very British: Englische Tanzmusik auf Schellack 1929 - 1940 Various Artists 1
2006 Hits of the 1930s, Volume 2: 1931-1933 Various Artists 1
2007 Memories: The Christmas Collection Various Artists 1
2007 Songs the Bonzo Dog Band Taught Us - A Pre-History of the Bonzos Various Artists 1
2008 Top Hits of the 1930s Various Artists 1
2010 100 Hits: Christmas Legends Various Artists 5 1
2010 Jolly Old Christmas Various Artists 1
Great London Dance Bands Various Artists 1
Hits of the War Years (The Ultimate Wartime Collection) Various Artists 1
We'll Meet Again Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 'Radio Days' Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Pennies From Heaven Various Artists 1

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