Benny Meets Artie – The Big Band Music of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw

The Cornwall Concert Series continues the Fall concert season at Aultsville Theatre on Saturday, October 28, 2017, when “The King of Swing Meets the King of the Clarinet” with a tribute to the Big Bands of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, featuring Ross Wooldridge on clarinet and the 15 member  Galaxy Orchestra and special guest, “Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing”,  Juno nominated Alex Pangman  on vocals.

Bandleader Ross Wooldridge leads his acclaimed all-star orchestra in a barn-burning show guaranteed to make feet stomp and hands clap.  A multi-instrumentalist, Wooldridge has appeared in many successful stage shows and with combos throughout Ontario, including appearances with Peter Appleyard, Jeff Healey’s Jazz Wizards, and with his own sextet paying tribute to Benny Goodman.

The fifteen-piece Galaxy Orchestra, which has in its ranks some of Canada’s most professional musicians,  sweeps you back in time to the exciting Swing Era, when Big Bands packed the dance and concert halls with their distinctive sounds.  Two of the most famous bands were those fronted by Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, arguably the best clarinettists of the Big Band era. With dazzling skills on the clarinet and years of experience leading the Galaxy Orchestra, Wooldridge, who has been nominated as National Jazz Award’s Clarinetist of the Year for five of the past seven years is, without a doubt, the best musician to present this exciting show.

Single tickets ($35) for all performances may be purchased in advance (cash or cheque) at these locations:

TD Canada Trust, Cornwall Square; Caisse Populaire de Cornwall, 840 Pitt Street; United Way, 405 Fourth Street West; and Jolly Tours, Eastcourt Mall.  Single tickets and subscriptions for the remaining four concerts of the season may also be purchased at the door on the evening of the performance subject to availability.

For further information, visit   Cornwall Concert Series 

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