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It’s time to heat up the dance floor to the sound of WNC’s finest big band music when the Asheville Jazz Orchestra makes its first 2014 appearance at the White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, January 11 at 8:00 pm.
The Asheville Jazz Orchestra was founded in 2006 to keep this exciting dance-oriented musical style in the public eye. The AJO plays plenty of classics from Swing Era masters like Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman, but they also showcase progressive big band charts from the likes of Thad Jones and Stan Kenton. Not content to simply rely on gems of the past, they refresh the swing tradition with new compositions as well.
The players of the Asheville Jazz Orchestra bring to the stage musical chops honed in performance with classic big bands like the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Mel Tormé, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, When Swing Was King and Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians. Together, the members of the AJO are dedicated to both preserving and advancing the uniquely American art form of jazz.
Show starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $15. More artist info available online at ashevillejazz.org