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The Music of Isham Jones in Circleville June 1

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by Andrew Patton on May 28, 2019

This weekend the Ted Lewis Museum in Circleville presents a special tribute to one of Ohio’s most talented natives. The Ted Lewis Museum presents I’ll See You In My Dreams: The Music of Isham Jones featuring Joseph Rubin and his 11-piece Orchestra on Saturday, June 1st at 7pm at Circleville High School Auditorium, 380 Clark Drive, Circleville, Ohio. This concert tribute to Coalton, Ohio native bandleader and composer Isham Jones offers “a rare opportunity to hear original 1920s and 30s charts of his many famous compositions played by some of the best musicians in the central Ohio area.” Tickets – $15 in advance and at the door – and more info are available at www.tedlewismuseum.org or call 740-477-3630. Keep reading for full details from the museum.

The Ted Lewis Museum presents I’ll See You In My Dreams: The Music of Isham Jones – Concert tribute to Ohio native bandleader & composer Isham Jones
Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Circleville, Ohio—

The Ted Lewis Museum will present I’ll See You In My Dreams: The Music of Isham Jones on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The concert featuring Joseph Rubin and his 11-piece Orchestra will be held at Circleville High School Auditorium, 380 Clark Drive, Circleville, Ohio. Tickets are $15 General Admission in advance and at the door. Children and Students will be admitted Free. To purchase tickets and for more information visit www.tedlewismuseum.org or call 740-477-3630. Tickets are also available in person at the Pickaway County Welcome Center.

“I’ll See You In My Dreams,” “It Had To Be You,” “Swinging Down the Lane,” “The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else)” “You’ve Got Me Crying Again,” “On The Alamo” “No Greater Love”: these songs that created the soundtrack of the 1920s and 1930s were all composed by the same man, Isham Jones. Jones had one of the top bands in the country, recording hundreds of records that vied in popularity with Paul Whiteman and Ted Lewis. He was also a successful songwriter, penning over a hundred songs, a feat unmatched by any other bandleader.

Born in Coalton, Ohio in 1894 to a musical mining family, Isham Jones moved at a young age to Saginaw, Michigan where he began his musical education. In 1915 Jones relocated to Chicago and proceeded to become a musical cornerstone of the city. His popular band toured the country for the next two decades. When Jones retired from band leading (for the first of many times) in 1936, a young saxophonist in his band named Woody Herman took over and went onto his own fame. An unassuming personality, Jones’ name has undeservedly passed into obscurity, but his musical genius lives on in his incomparable song standards.

Don’t miss this concert celebrating Jones’ compositions from his first published song in 1908 through 1936. Featuring historic arrangements performed by Joseph Rubin and his Orchestra, along with vocalists Rachel Will and Matt Tolentino. Thrill to the music of this Ohio native that set the nation dancing in honor of Isham Jones’ 125th birthday!

I’ll See You In My Dreams is funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council, the Miriam Ruggles Adkins Foundation, and The Savings Bank.

The Ted Lewis Museum is dedicated to celebrating the life and preserving the legacy of Circleville’s own Ted Lewis by making everybody happy through education and entertainment. Founded in 1977 by Lewis’ widow, Adah Becker Lewis, the museum pays tribute to one of Ohio’s greatest citizens and one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Admission to the newly renovated museum is free and it is open Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. March-December. For more information visit www.tedlewismuseum.org.

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