Prelude to Valentines Day: “A Hot Winter’s Night”
February 1, 2014, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Venue: Valentine Theatre
Address: 410 Adams Street
Phone: 419-242-3490

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Description: The Toledo Jazz Orchestra is delighted to present a sizzling Big Band Tribute to Ferguson, Herman and Rich, Saturday February 1, 2014, 8:00 PM, Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St, 419-242-3490! The TJO is warming up to deliver a swinging tribute to the grand big bands of Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman and Buddy Rich. This very special evening will feature several revered former members of these legendary bands, performing a selection of their greatest hits. This evening promises to be one of the most electric and exciting concerts the TJO has ever performed – definitely a night jazz fans will not want to miss.

The concert will showcase the orchestra’s trumpet section with along with a veritable “Who’s Who” of national brass talent-- Mike Williams (current lead trumpet with the Count Basie Orchestra formerly with the Glenn Miller Band) and Patrick Hession (Maynard Ferguson's last lead trumpet player, also with the bands of Glenn Miller and Lionel Hampton). The trumpet section will also feature Dwight Adams (current trumpeter for Stevie Wonder), Dave Tippett (former lead trumpet with Buddy Rich) and long time Toledo Jazz Orchestra jazz trumpet soloist Scott Potter. Also featured for this concert will be Mark Lemle, Gene Parker, Scott Rogers, Gary Schunk, Russ Miller, Steve Wood and Dan Maslanka.

The band will play some of the most popular, along with some of the less familiar, arrangements for these three bands spanning their entire musical catalogs. Selections will include, from Woody Herman's Thundering Herd: Four Brothers, Early Autumn, Woodchopper's Ball, Apple Honey, Central Park West, and Midnight Run, from Maynard Ferguson: Love Walked In, Danny Boy, Mira Mira, Frame For The Blues, and Whisper Not, and from Buddy Rich: Nutville, Straight No Chaser, Groovin' Hard and Norwegian Wood.

Venue Information:
Valentine Theatre
410 Adams Street
Toledo, OH 43604

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