A very good friend of mine leads an amazing Swing Band, similar to those from the Big Band Era, called the Commodores. The full-sized, 17-piece band plays the classics, as performed by the likes of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Harry James, and many more. So, this is a shameless plug for him and his band.
My friend, Andy Sparling, will co-hosts Glen Woodcock’s Canada Day Weekend Big Band Show on Toronto’s JAZZ-FM 91
from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sun. June 30, 2013 to promote of Trenton Big Band and Prince Edward County Jazz Festivals. Please spread the word about our festivals here in Paradise!
Here’s the listen live link.
The Trenton Big Band Festival is in its second year, giving those who love this kind of music a great opportunity to revisit so many of the old favourites. More information can be found here.
There are many people in Northumberland who would enjoy this. The Cobourg Concert Band’s summer music in the park series exemplifies how popular this kind of music is in the community.