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.