Swing with Bill Cartwright

Saturdays at 10 PM

Host Bill Cartwright brings his passion for 1930’s and 40’s era Big Band music to this entertaining Saturday evening showcase honoring the music of the “Golden Age of Radio.”

This week you'll hear hometown favorite Blue Wisp Big Band who's found a new home at Japp's on Main Street in Over the Rhine on Wednesday evenings.  I hear the place is packed for them, and the band loves the new digs.  There are also songs from Mel Torme, "The Lady is a Tramp," the Four Freshmen's "You Stepped Out of a Dream," and Linda Ronstadt's "What'll I Do."

*Concert Alert! - On Friday, November 7th, the Tommy Dorsey Big Band will be appearing at the Music Hall Ballroom 7-10pm, $30/per & $3 parking.  For tickets and information, call 513-621-2787.

If you enjoy songs performed by female jazz vocalists, you'll enjoy this weekend's swing show on Saturday, September 6th beginning at 10pm.  Doris Day performs "The Very Thought of You," and Nancy Wilson sings "The Song is You."  You'll also hear a couple of songs by the legendary Ella Fitzgerald including "Coochi, Coochi, Coo" as well as "Let's Begin" from the Jerome Kern Songbook cd.

Join Bill Cartwright Saturday night at 10 o'clock, August 30th, for a pre-Labor Day swing show!  You'll hear classic big band songs like Woody Herman's "Woodchopper's Ball" and Benny Goodman's "Sing, Sing, Sing."  Vocalists who'll be featured include Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, and Harry Connick, Jr.

This week, swing favorites from Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall.  You'll hear Frank Sinatra singing "Love is Just Around the Corner" and "Moonlight in Vermont," too.

Lots of your favorites on this swingin' swing show.  From Billie Holiday's classic "Stormy Weather" to Frank Sinatra's "All or Nothing at All", and Artie Shaw's "Begin the Beguine," you'll hear a song that's familiar.

Tune in Saturday night at 10 for Bill Cartwright playing the best of the big bands as he brings you Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmy Dorsey and more.

From Duke Ellington's official website:

There are some classic jazz tunes on Bill's show this week.  From Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" to Louis Armstrong's "Mack the Knife" and Frank Sinatra's "I'll Never Smile Again."  You'll also  hear songs from big bands like Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Spivak, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller!

On this evening's swing program, you'll hear some great vocalists including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jo Stafford.  There are a couple of versions of the song, "How High the Moon, " by Diane Schuur as well as Les Paul.  Plus big band selections from Benny Goodman, the classic "Body & Soul," Glenn Miller, and Duke Ellington's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore."

This swing show begins with vocalist Sue Raney who signed with Capitol Records at the age of 17.  You'll also hear from the Four Freshmen, the Nat King Cole Trio, and Nancy Wilson.  Big bands sounds include music from Gene Krupa, Count Basie, Charlie Barnet, and Glen Gray.

Cincinnati Parks presents an American Red, White and Blue concert this Thursday, July 3rd beginning at 6pm at the Burnet Woods Lake, 3251 Brookline Avenue.  Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Kids’ games and activities will be offered, too. 

6pm: CCM Prep Ensembles... 7:15pm: Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra performing jazz standards like "In the Mood", "Tuxedo Junction," and "Take the A-Train." ...8:30pm: CCO Brass Quintet......Dusk: Fireworks!!!

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