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.”

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!!!

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.

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