The Vermont Jazz Center Big Band: Tribute to the Swing Era
Rob Freeberg, Musical Director
Scott Mullett, Guest Artist
Rebecca Holtz, Rob Fletcher, Guest Vocalists
This year's Big Band theme is a "Tribute to the Swing Era." We're excited about the hard swinging yet melodic music that was composed during this fertile period and performed by the bands of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Cab Calloway, Woody Herman, the Dorsey Brothers and others. Scott Mullett, director of the Keene Jazz Orchestra is an expert in the music of this era; he will be helping the VJC to develop our repertoire and perform it idiomatically so that it matches stylistically with the performance practices from this time period. He will also serve as soloist on clarinet and saxophone. For this concert we also welcome vocalists Rebecca Holtz and Rob Fletcher, two genuine swing aficionados who love to authentically reinterpret the parts of singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Cab Calloway. Be sure to polish your dancing shoes; gents - suit up; ladies - let those sequins shine!
Sponsored by Dianne Gallo and Steve Lieberman
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