Buzzards Bay Musicfest Swing Band to ‘pay homage to three jazz masters’

Jul 3, 2024

Event Date: 

Friday, July 12, 2024 - 7:30pm

MARION — The Buzzards Bay Musicfest Swing Band has delighted audiences with jazz from different eras, genres, styles and origins since its inception in 2017.

“The commonality is the energetic and experienced approach of the instrumentalists as they interpret the truly American art form that is not only historically significant, but deeply rooted in the souls of all who appreciate good music,” a press release said.

The band will perform a program titled “Miles, Monk and Mingus” at the Fireman Performing Arts Center on the campus of Tabor Academy on Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.

“From a veteran of the Tony Bennett Band to a Berklee College of Music Professor and from the former piano accompanist for Sheila Jordan to the former drummer of the Artie Shaw Band, these ten artists and improvisors exhibit the spirit of the constantly evolving jazz tradition,” a press release said.

The band will “pay homage to three jazz masters” of the 20th century in Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus. The concert is free admission and part of the Buzzards Bay Musicfest, which runs Wednesday, July 10 to Sunday, July 14.

Visit buzzardsbaymusicfest.com for more information.

 

Event Date: 

Friday, July 12, 2024 - 7:30pm