Monday, July 5, 2010
Down Beat Express Big Band Saturday, July 10th, 7:00 PM Farnsworth Park
DOWN BEAT EXPRESS BIG BAND
Directed by Pat Emmett
Featuring vocalist Jennifer Gates
The Down Beat Express was founded nearly 30 years ago by Pasadena area saxophonist Safford Chamberlain. A year or so later Safford passed the baton to Pat Emmett and the rest is a long swingin' history of concerts, corporate and charity banquets, wedding receptions, dances and the CD recording "The Silver Project".
This performance will feature the band playing original arrangements of big band classics to appear on their next CD release "Big Band My Way". New treatments of hits from the Big Band era's Tommy Dorsey, Charley Barnet, Les Elgart, Gene Krupa and more.
The closing set will showcase the formidable vocal talents of MCA recording artist Jennifer Gates singing new arrangements of American Song Book standards that have made her the hit of hundreds of Down Beat Express arrangements. Jennifer can be heard regularly in area supper clubs with her trio and will appear on the upcoming Down Beat Express CD.
All material performed at this concert has been arranged by band members especially for the Down Beat Express and Miss Gates.
"Silver Project" CD's will be available for purchase during and after tonight's concert. Pat Emmett can be contacted at: email@example.com
Tonight's comedian is courtesy of The Coffee Gallery: http://www.funkylittlecoffeehouse.com/
Pre-order your gourmet picnic dinners at Amy's Patio Coffee: http://www.amyspatiocafee.net/