Swingtime will present the “Jazz It Up With Strings” concert on January 10 and 11, 2017 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 the Melbourne Community Orchestra (MCO), playing during the second half of the concert. This is the seventh year that the two musical organizations have collaborated on their winter performances, and Swingtime will return the “visit” when the MCO presents “Jazz for the Soul” on February 1 and 2.
Swingtime Conductor Art Martin will lead the bands in a variety of tunes, such In a Mellow Tone, That Old Black Magic, Night Train, Serenade in Blue, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Let`s Dance and Lazy River.
Popular vocalist Sally Hart, as well as the Swingtimers, will perform. The Beachside Woodwind Quintet will provide pre-show entertainment.
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.