If you enjoy big band music, there are precious few opportunities to hear one outside of New York City.
One regular exception is the Jazz Celebration Big Band
, which performs (almost) monthly at the Temperance House
in Newtown, Pa. -- and will at 8 p.m. April 29.
The band will also have an added attraction: former Woody Herman saxophonist Larry McKenna
. As Cadence magazine noted in a review of one of McKenna's releases, he shows the skills and stylistic mannerisms that earned him a spot in the 1959 Woody Herman band and the high esteem of his home city's Jazz community."
Reserve tickets now for this event, which often sells out -- even without headliners like McKenna -- thanks to the band's quality and vocalist Claudia Perry.
This story appears courtesy of The Augmented Ear by John Patten.
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