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Review: JazzMN Orchestra, New York Voices are an energetic pairing
For decades, large jazz bands have been something of an endangered species, due to changing popular tastes and sheer economics.
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Grand Rapids Symphony's 2014-15 Pop Series is full of dance, movie music and more
Grand Rapids Symphony's 2014-15 Pops Season features plenty of dance and lots of music from movies and theater.
Sat Mar 15, 2014
Weekend: Springtime Jazz
The University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble will present its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, in the Winebrenner Theological Seminary TLB auditorium.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Seattle Gay News
in the Mood: 1940s Big Band, swing dance musical revue at Benaroya Hall
IN THE MOOD BENAROYA HALL March 28 IN THE MOOD, a rhythmic, jazzy, brassy, sentimental, romantic and patriotic upbeat 1940s musical revue, featuring a company of 19 performers on stage - including a sensational thirteen-piece Big Band and six singers and dancers with some high-flying swing dancing - swings into Benaroya Hall's S. Mark Taper ... (more)
The News Tribune
Local rock, blues icon Bill Engelhart, bands have gigs scheduled for his 75th
Local rock, blues icon Bill Engelhart, bands have gigs scheduled for his 75th Tacoma rock and blues icon Bill Engelhart turns 75 on Sunday, and the Blues Vespers, the free Sunday music series at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, is marking the occasion with a musical celebration.
MOJO plays Cartoons with new music in works
Like a bandleader counting off a tune with four finger snaps, it's just four days until the return of the Missouri Jazz Orchestra -- not just from a four-month hiatus but also a return to where it began.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
The Columbus Dispatch
Concert review | Columbus Jazz Orchestra: Guests help re-create Goodman's classic show
The Columbus Jazz Orchestra will perform at 8 tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. For tickets, call 614-294-5200 or visit jazzartsgroup.org .
Lansing State Journal
George Gershwin's 'Porgy and Bess' come to Wharton Center
It's been called "America's greatest opera," but George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" has undergone numerous revisions in revivals over the years -- some on Broadway, some by opera companies, and more in a 1959 film version.
The Daily Republic
Let's take a musical 'sentimental journey'
This column is strictly for the pre-baby boomers: the 1930s and 1940s crowd, which isn't so crowded anymore - the white heads and "baldies."
Get 'In the Mood' with the Music of the 1930s, '40s at the Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara audiences, take a step back in time and get "In the Mood," coming to the Granada Theatre on March 23. Showcasing the big band music that moved our nation's spirit, "In The Mood" stars the In the Mood singers and dancers and the sensational String of Pearls Orchestra.
The Moultrie News
Charleston Jazz Orchestra presents 'Little Girl Blue'
Charleston Jazz Orchestra , Charleston's own resident big band, swings on in its 6th Anniversary Season on Saturday, March 22, presenting 'Little Girl Blue,' paying homage to the 'High Priestess of Soul,' the iconic Nina Simone, celebrating the voice of an era and one of the most prolific figures and women in jazz.
The Modesto Bee
Modesto Symphony Orchestra gets its swing on
Dave Bennett's Clarinet Swing Kings bring big-band jazz to the Modesto Symphony Orchestra today at the Gallo Center.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
10 awesome bands that deserve a bigger audience
Okay, the reality is that most bands - most - get the audience they deserve. We listen to what we are sure are our cutting edge groups and cry out about how they deserve to be bigger - but they don't.
Bon Appetit!: 'Elegant French Dinner and Dance' features Eureka Brass Band
The flavors of France will tempt taste buds while a jazz ensemble will get toes tapping at the Elegant French Dinner and Dance on March 22. Held at the Arcata Community Center, the event will feature a gourmet, four-course French dinner, live jazz and dancing to the big band sounds of the Eureka Brass Band.
BHS presents Crazy for You March 19 to 23
Branford High School's storied theater crew is ready to stage its production of Crazy for You, a George and Ira Gershwin musical, from Wednesday, March 19 to 23. Song, dance, and cowboy comedy will take over Branford High School next week, when George Gershwin's classic Broadway musical Crazy for You comes to the BHS stage.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Black Country Bugle
When Ted Heath and his Band came to play in the Black Country in 1954
WE are grateful to Mr. Harry Hill from Codsall for helping to revive memories Bugle readers might have of Big Band maestro Ted Heath, after sending us a copy of the programme for a concert held at the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, in January 1954, when Ted and his Band were in town to woo both music diehards and youngsters alike.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Musicals Tonight! to Present for Goodness Sake, 3/18-30
Musicals Tonight! , the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals, under the leadership of Mel Miller , presents George and Ira Gershwin 's musical comedy For Goodness Sake, with performances March 18 through 30 at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Hot Jazz Saturday Night
From 8 until 11 p.m., the air is filled with vintage jazz, swing, and big band recordings from the '20s, '30s, and '40s.
Roulette to Present SKELETONS as Part of Jerome Residency, 3/21
Roulette presents Skeletons , the American entertainment unit led by composer/musicians Matt Mehlan and Jason McMahon, Friday, March 21, 8pm.
The Daily Page
Pianist Yefim Bronfman delivers two exquisite Beethoven concertos with the Madison Symphony Orchestra
An all-Beethoven program is a guaranteed hit, and the Madison Symphony Orchestra proves it once again in their concerts this weekend at Overture Hall .