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"Swingin' the Season" presented by Paul Cosentino & The Boilermaker Jazz Band

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"Swingin' the Season" presented by Paul Cosentino & The Boilermaker Jazz Band
Friday, December 13, 2019 7:00 PM
Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA
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General admission seating. Earlier arrivals have better choice of available seats. Front of the room will have wide aisle to provide a dance area.
Show Details
  • When: Friday, Dec 13, 2019 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $17.00
  • Door Time: 6:30 PM
  • Show Type: Big Band Swing
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General Admission - $17 (plus fees)

"Swingin' the Season" -  A Swingin' Christmas Music Show

From High School stage bands to pros, the arrangements will be forever fresh and vibrant. But Benny and his swinging clarinet were just as comfortable - if not more at home - in a small group setting. Dubbed by some as "chamber jazz", his small groups always featured the best musicians in the world: Teddy Wilson on piano, Gene Krupa on drums, and Lionel Hampton on vibes formed the original quartet. They could play it hot - really blazing on tunes like Avalon and After You've Gone and delicate on lovely numbers like Body and Soul and Moonglow. This was a trailblazing group as it was considered one of the first openly integrated bands performing in concerts halls and movies. The band also was not averse to modern trends when they added Charlie Christian on the new-fangled electric guitar. The augmented band played some swinging riffs like Airmail Special and Flyin' Home.