The Shedd Institute announces the concert schedule for the 19th annual season of it resident jazz & classic American Songbook ensemble, The Emerald City Jazz Kings. Under the baton of music director Jesse Cloninger and regular guest artistic director Shirley Andress, The Jazz Kings produce 4 original concerts each year on various themes pertinent to the historic popular music and jazz of the 1920s through ‘50s, with performances in Eugene, Florence and Corvallis.
The 2014-15 Jazz Kings season includes Come Fly With Me, a tribute to Count Basie's mid-1960s stint at The Sands, both before and with Frank Sinatra (October 9-12, 2014), Avalon, another dip into the phenomal hot jazz and popular music of the 1920s (February 6-15, 2015), and Why Don't You Do Right, a celebration of the classic female vocalists (May 7-10, 2015).
And we’re pleased to bring you once again Shirley Andress’ fabulous, heartwarming Jazz Kings Christmas, this year entitled Let Your Heart Be Light, with 2 performances in Eugene, December 11th & 14th with performances in Corvallis and Florence on December 16th and 17th respectively. It will be another great year of simply awesome music.
This season, we will continue to offer our Jazz Kings concerts at the Florence Events Center, except the Christmas show, will be on Saturdays at 1:30 pm.
DISCOUNTS & TICKETING. The Shedd Institute offers individual package, group, and youth/college discounts in association with the Emerald City Jazz Kings, as well as special offers for other concerts and shows. Jazz Kings shows can also be included in our "roll-your-own" package program. Visit www.theshedd.org or call the Shedd Ticket office for more details.