‘Big Bands’ developed playing jazz music during the swing era of the 1930s and 40s and typically contain a hearty group of horns (saxophones, trumpets and trombones) accompanied by a rhythm section.
Originally founded in 1976 the MBB was always on the move searching for places in which to practice, thus the name “Moving” came naturally. They first came to Vellore in 2017 for the Ida Scudder Memorial Concert. Our alumnus Dr. Donald Roberts (MBBS Batch of 1959) accompanies them on the keyboard, and is the person organising this tour of South India.
The band consists of around 20 musicians, including the vocalist Lisbeth Kilander. Its core section is naturally the horns, with several members on saxophone, trombone, and trumpet respectively. The horns are backed up by a string section, including piano, and a percussionist.