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Swingtime January Concert Blends Classical and Jazz
13th Jan 2019 Swingtime January Concert Blends Classical and Jazz
MELBOURNE, FL, December 17, 2018 – Swingtime will present “A Mix of Classical and Jazz,” on January 16 and 17, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd. There is no charge for the concert and tickets are not required.

The event will feature as special guest musicians the Melbourne Community Orchestra (MCO), playing during the second half of the concert. This is the eight year that the two organizations have collaborated on their winter performances. Swingtime will return the “visit” when the MCO presents “Jazz Up the New Year” on January 30 and 31, 2019.

Conductor Art Martin will lead Swingtime and the Melbourne Community Orchestra in a variety of jazz and classical selections, such as Bizet Has His Day, Liebestraum, Cheek to Cheek, and Jump, Jive, and Wail.

Popular vocalists Sally Hart, Len Fallen, and the Swingtimers Vocal Trio – Connie Maltby, Diana Sageser and Dave Hutson – will be featured. Pre-show entertainment will be provided by the Oh Golly Dixieland Band. Doors open at 6:30.

Call 724-0555 or visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org for more information.

Swingtime is the 22-piece Big Band ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band, playing music from the 1920s to the 1970s. The for-hire band features saxophones, trombones, trumpets, a piano, guitar, bass and trap set, along with two vocalists and a conductor/announcer. Swingtime Lite is a smaller version of the full band.

About the Melbourne Municipal Band
The mission of the Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB), established in 1965, is to bring free concerts to area residents and visitors, to promote music appreciation and education – particularly among young people – and to provide members of the band with an avenue for music performance and development. One-third of the band`s 80-plus members are professional musicians. In a typical year, the band serves 20,000 attendees, and its members give 27,000 hours of community service in the form of rehearsals and performance time.