Don’t tell Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators that big band jazz and jazz from the 20’s and 30’s isn’t hip. This band is one of the premiere big band jazz bands in the country and are currently on a Midwest East Coast tour and will be performing live in Hilliard on Sunday, October 9th at the Burgundy Room at the Makoy Center. The Syncopators are the house band for swing nights at Seattle’s historic Century Ballroom and have been featured at popular dance events including Lindy Focus, the Seattle Lindy Exchange, the Emerald City Blues Festival, Camp Balboa, Savoy Swing Jam, Century Masters of Lindy Hop and Tap, Harlem Nights, Hot Mess, The Washington DC Lindy Exchange, Midwest Lindy Fest, and the Killer Diller Ball.
The band will be performing in part from the Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society, who help to preserve some of our greatest jazz traditions alive right here in Central Ohio. Learn more about the Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society via their website: http://www.cohjs.org/
More about Glenn Crytzer
Founded in 2007 by Glenn Crytzer, the group has become the premiere swing-era band in the US, having won over the hearts and feet of dancers across the nation. Their musical influences include jazz greats such as Benny Goodman, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, John Kirby, Jelly Roll Morton, and more. In addition to performing classic songs, the Syncopators, perform new songs composed in the vintage style by bandleader Glenn Crytzer.
Musical Director Glenn Crytzer’s background includes both classical music and jazz. He earned his Bachelor of Music in classical composition from the Florida State University in 2003 and a Master of Music in classical composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2006. Crytzer’s classical works have been programmed by the American Modern Ensemble, the Hachidori Duo, the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and more. In 2005 he was awarded a BMI Student Composer Award for his Orchestral piece “Nocturne Fantasy.” After moving to Seattle in 2006, Crytzer began seeking out musicians to form the Syncopators a band which would uphold the stylistic integrity of the music of the jazz and swing eras.
Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators
Sunday, October 9th, 2pm – 5pm
Burgundy Room at the Makoy Center in Hilliard
5462 Center St.
$10 (dance club members)
On the Web: http://www.syncopators.net/