Jazz in the Band Shell


GREENVILLE – The Greenville Municipal Big Band returns to the stage of the Marling Band Shell in Greenville City Park on Sunday with a concert of jazz and big band favorites.

Concert time is 7:30 p.m. The concert will be directed by the band’s associate conductor, Doug Albright. All Municipal Band concerts are free and open to the public. Plenty of seating will be available in the park benches. Listeners may bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating if they wish.

Vocalist Mary Knapke will be the musical guest this week. Knapke is well known throughout South West Ohio as a performer of classic American popular songs. She will be singing “Night and Day,” “As Long As I’m Singing,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” and “Colors the Wind.”

Also included on the program will be “Stardust,” featuring trumpeters John Slonaker and Ken McCoy in an arrangement based on the version performed by the Ted Heath Orchestra. Other selections include “Runaway Baby,” “Big Spender,” “Night Train,” and “Singing in the Rain.” The performance of Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango” will bring a touch of exotic Argentine dance music to the evening.

The full concert band will return on Sunday, Sept. 6 for the final concert of the summer series. JR Price will direct the band in a musical farewell to the summer.

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