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.”

The Boilermaker Jazz Band will present a tribute concert to Benny Goodman in Music Hall's Ballroom on Sunday, July 6th, at 2pm.  Benny Goodman, the bandleader known for such memorable songs as "Stompin' at the Savoy" and "Sing Sing Sing," was dubbed "the king of swing" during the Big Band era.

The premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force, The Airmen of Note, will perform in two free concerts this weekend. Both concerts are presented by Cincinnati Opera as part of "Cincinnati Remembers WWI," the opera company's citywide series of events commemorating the centenary of the First World War.

Bill Cartwright has selected some classic swing selections this week including Frank Sinatra's "Witchcraft", Bing Crosby with "I Ain't Got Nobody," and Billie Holiday's "Them There Eyes."  You'll also hear from big band legends like Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and Billy May.

This swingin' swing show begins with "You Do Something to Me" by legendary vocalist Lena Horne.  There are also vocal selections by Linda Ronstadt, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Eydie Gorme's "And the Angels Sing."  Al Jolson is featured along with John Pizzarelli, Count Basie, and Dean Martin.

On Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 7:30pm, the 2013-14 Carnegie in Concert season closes with the return of Cincinnati music and television legend Nancy James to the intimate stage of the Otto M. Budig Theatre.

Nancy James: The Voices in My Head features perennial Carnegie favorite and local treasure Nancy James reminiscing in song and story on her four decade career. Nancy James will take patrons down memory lane as she recalls her experiences beginning with CCM to the Bob Braun Show and beyond, along with a little help from her friends.

You're in for a treat with this swing show.  Lots and lots of vocalists including Harry Connick, Jr.; Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.  Plus the big band sounds of Ray Anthony, Glenn Miller and Les Brown.

Our swing expert begins this evening's show with one of our favorites, Rosemary Clooney, followed by Mel Torme and Helen Forrest.  You'll also hear from big bands like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Stan Kenton.

On tonight's show, you'll hear some of Bill's favorite vocalists including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Mel Torme, plus the big band sounds of Artie Shaw and Harry James.

Bill Cartwright's lined up a fun evening of swing music during this Memorial Day weekend.  You'll hear a number of big bands like Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Harry James and Duke Ellington's classic, Take the A Train.  Plus popular vocalists from the swing era including Doris Day, Peggy Lee and Nat King Cole.

Enjoy a big band concert and dance with The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra on Tuesday, May 20 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM at the Ballroom. The evening will be emceed by special guest, John Morris Russell, acclaimed conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

Tickets are $30 and are on sale now at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. $3.00 pre-paid parking at the Town Center Garage is also available.

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