The 2010-2011 Season included:

One of the three celebrated “Irish tenors”, Anthony Kearns September 30, 2010

 

 

The Presidio Brass in November 2010

 

 

SUNDAY April 10, 2011 at the DuBois Middle School at 3PM

Contemporary Jazz Violinist Doug Cameron

 

DOUG CAMERON is one of the true innovators of the contemporary and electric violin.  A veteran of the Los Angeles studio Scene, and an arranger and composer, Doug has long been a favorite on jazz radio, and appears regularly as a soloist with a symphony orchestra.  He has recorded and performed with a wide range of artists, including Doc Severinsen, George Benson, Tom Petty, Cher, The Allman Brothers, and Dionne Warwick, as well as performing in numerous motion pictures and commercials.  One of Doug’s focuses has been working with young musicians in an inspirational master class/workshop environment.  “This has been some of the most satisfying work I’ve ever done.  I believe it is more important than ever that young people become exposed and involved in music.  Music is a gift that I am grateful to have in my life, and it’s my hope to be able to share it with as many young people as possible.”  His latest project, Different Hats is a two CD collection.  His previous release was Celtic Crossroads-The Uncharted Path, and his first concert DVD Doug Cameron Live contains video from five different 

 

APRIL 23, 2010

Featured Joe Bourne in  Legends to Life - Nat King Cole Remembered. 

 


Joe Bourne brings a reminiscence of Nat King Cole, one of the most-loved entertainers in musical history.  The Gary Moran Trio, comprised of pianist/arranger Gary Moran, bassist Scott Black, and guitarist Matt Mitchell, uses arrangements transcribed from original recordings and plays with the elegance and swing of the Nat King Cole Trio.  Inspired and influenced by Cole, Joe Bourne communicates the same purity of voice whether presenting favorites Goody Goody, Misty, Unforgettable, or other swing, blues, and ballads.  He has shared the stage with music greats Natalie Cole and Ray Charles and received tributes from Carol Cole for his smooth vocal quality.  Don’t miss this “unforgettable” evening of fine music.

 

 

OCTOBER 22, 2009

Glenn Miller AAF Band - Brooks Teglar Band


The Brooks Teglar 15 piece big band recreates the sound of the World War II Glenn Miller Army Air Force band, including appropriate uniforms, and wonderful music associated with that period – Stardust, Tuxedo Junction and includes vocals of Sgt. Johnny Desmond’s – Where or When, Speak Low, and All The Things You Are.  Narration by John Tegler tells the story of Major Glenn Miller and his AAF orchestra, bringing history to life.  Many great world composers, bands, orchestra leaders and musicians were producing their best work during America’s Golden Era or what others call the Swing Era.  Come and enjoy a delightful evening of music for the ages, including Miller’s famous “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” medley.

 

APRIL 30, 2008 (2007-2008 Concert Season)

Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires


Since the release of their 2001 CD “Keep Honkin”, this group has been hailed as one of the country’s hottest swing bands.  The group is led by Jim Porcella, also their vocalist, with Dave Limina on piano/keyboard, Arnie Krakowsky, tenor sax & clarinet; Gary Johnson, drums; Jon Wheatley, guitar; Mike Duke, guitar/vocals; Mark Carlsen, bass; Richard L. Lowell, first trumpet & arranger for the band; Dave Lindsey, trombone; and Jeff Stout, trumpet.  Bombay Jim & the Swinging Sapphires have been heard on jazz and swing radio stations throughout the nation, have opened for such groups as
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and the Les Brown Orchestra, and have performed at the Great Connecticut and Cape Cod Jazz Festivals.  Members of the band have backed industry luminaries such as, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Torme, and Frank Sinatra.  This will be an evening of R&B, Classic Rock, Oldies, Blues, and Hot Latin.

MARCH 27, 2007

THE KINGSTON TRIO

 

The Kingston Trio, originally formed in 1957, is one of the few groups that have survived the many changes in the world of music.  Today, the Kingston Trio consists of George Grove, Bill Zorn, and Rick Dougherty.  Beginning with the release of "Tom Dooley" in October 1958, the Trio became the number one vocal group in the world, whose record sales and concert draws were matched only by The Beatles.  The stage was set for the "folk music revival" which has continued through this time, with the lineup of members changing over the years.  The Kingston Trio's trademark three-part harmony and clean, crisp sounds have kept them touring 30 weeks out of the year and to the delight of fans, both young, new, and old.  People want them to sing a song, tell a story, and make it good.  And they don't disappoint.  So bring your memories, or plan to make new ones, to this concert and enjoy this American folk music night.

 

 

THE TONY KENNY CHRISTMAS SHOW:

NOVEMBER 28, 2006

Imagine Christmas Time in Ireland…...a warm turf fire on a cold night, a rousing sing-along of favorite Christmas songs and hymns, laughter, youthful dancing, and then allow Tony Kenny, Ireland’s premier entertainer/singer/recording artist, to take you on a magical journey through this inspirational family show.  Christmas Time in Ireland stars vocalist Tony Kenny;  comedian/entertainer George Casey;  3 of Ireland’s finest musicians, Claddagh (Brendan O’Sullivan, Malachy Bourke, and Chris Keveney);  singer/dancer Victoria Kenny; and the Dublin City Dancers, ten  traditional and contemporary lads & lassie dancers, led and choreographed by Edna James Dunne, and directed by Joan Kenny.  From opening number to grand finale, you will be dazzled by this showcase of the finest in Irish song, dance, music and laughter.