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For Oregon Festival of American Music 2014’s gala opener, Ken Peplowski and his jazz unit join Jesse Cloninger and The Emerald City Jazz Kings–featuring Shirley Andress, Bill Hulings and Bob Cross–in an evening of big band swing loaded with classics from the 1940s, in particular from the libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman, in a solid mix of instrumentals and vocals, ensemble and solo improv. Look for Swing Era hits like “Don’t Be That Way”, “Apple Honey”, “Stompin’ At The Savoy”, “Drum Boogie”, “One O’Clock Jump”, “Leap Frog”, “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”, “I’ll Never Smile Again” and many more!
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, reeds, band leader
Ken Peplowski, reeds, director
 Opus One
(1943) - Sid Garris (w) Sy Oliver (m)
(1928) The Awakening - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Don't Be That Way
(1938) - Mitchell Parish (w) Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson (m)
 Green Eyes
(1929/31) - Adolfo Utrera (sp), Eddie Rivera (en), Eddie Woods (en) (w) Nilo Menéndez (m)
 I'll Never Smile Again
(1940) - Ruth Lowe (w/m)
 T'ain't What You Do
(1939) - Sy Oliver, Trummy Young (w/m)
 Blues In Hoss Flat
(1959) interpolated into The Errand Boy - Count Basie, Frank Foster (m)
 Night And Day
(1932) Gay Divorce - Cole Porter (w/m)
 The Very Thought Of You
(1934) - Ray Noble (w/m)
 Apple Honey
(1944) - Woody Herman (m)
(1939) - Jimmy Dorsey (m)
 Stompin' At The Savoy
(1936) - Andy Razaf (w) Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb (m)
 Leap Frog
(1941) - Joe Garland, Leo Corday (m)
 The Lady Is A Tramp
(1937) Babes In Arms - Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 All Or Nothing At All
(1940) - Jack Lawrence (w) Arthur Altman (m)
 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
(1932) - Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
(1940) - Bob Russell (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Blues In The Night
(1941) Blues In The Night - Johnny Mercer (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Drum Boogie
(1941) interpolated into Ball Of Fire - Gene Krupa, Roy Eldridge (m)
 Come Fly With Me
(1947) - Sammy Cahn (w) Jimmy Van Heusen (m)
 One O'Clock Jump
(1937) - Count Basie (m)
Ticket/Venue Info
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Discount Prices
A38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  19.00 
B34.00  30.75  29.00  27.25  17.00 
C28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  14.00 
D20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  10.00 
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