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Big Band Jazz in Columbus Ohio – Swing’s The Thing!

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by Mark Subel on March 9, 2010

Big Band Jazz music might not be as popular today as it was back in the 1920′s, 1930′s and 1940′s, but don’t tell that to one local group who performs the classic music right here in Columbus Ohio. Swing’s the Thing” Big Band, provides some of the time-honored sounds reminiscent of the swing and big band era on a regular basis and will perform this Friday, March 12th at the The Four Seasons Columbus.

4643 Trueman Blvd
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
http://www.fourseasonscolumbus.com/

The 16 piece big band plays music from a variety of newer artists along with a number of tunes from the books of such legends as Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Woody Herman. Swing’s the Thing’s repertory covers a wide range of dance styles that include swing, rock, ballad, blues, cha cha, rumba, mambo, samba, waltz, disco, foxtrot and even polka!

The band has performed at many central Ohio festivals and events such as the Worthington’s Concert on the Green, Lancaster’s Friday Night at the Bandstand, Grove City’s Summer Sizzle Concert Series, Westerville’s Summer Concert Series, Whitehall’s Music in the Park, Groveport’s Music in the Park, Wagnall’s Memorial Auditorium in Lithopolis, and Dances for the Ohio State University Swing Dance Club.

Catch Swing’s the Thing on the 4th Friday of every month at the Maennerchor in German Village and at various events throughout the year. Check our Jazz Calendar for updates.

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