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JUN
28

Plaza Swing Series: Swingtime Big Band

Wed, Jun 28   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Plaza Swing Series music Adults

The Big Band sound is a uniquely American combination of reeds, brass and rhythm that defined America's popular music for more than three decades. Swingtime Big Band vividly brings this classic music to life in three-dimensional sound,...

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Plaza Swing Series: Swingtime Big Band

JUL
5

Plaza Swing Series: Harlem Blues and Jazz Band

Wed, Jul 5   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Plaza Swing Series music Adults

Founded in 1973 by King Oliver's trombonist/blues singer Clyde Bernhardt and jazz aficionado Al Vollmer,  HBJB is dedicated to keeping the significant side-men of the Classic Jazz Period working and not forgotten. One of the longest...

Plaza Swing Series: Harlem Blues and Jazz Band

JUL
12

Plaza Swing Series: Art Lillard's Blue Heaven Swing Sextet

Wed, Jul 12   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Plaza Swing Series Adults

Led by drummer and composer Art Lillard, Blue Heaven is an energetic blues and swing ensemble that plays standard and not-so-standard numbers, written by such luminaries as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and Lester Young. ...

Plaza Swing Series: Art Lillard’s Blue Heaven Swing Sextet

JUL
19

Plaza Swing Series: Orlando Marin

Wed, Jul 19   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Plaza Swing Series Adults

A contemporary of such greats as Tito Puente, Machito and Tito Rodriguez, Orlando Marin is the only Latin orchestra leader from New York's golden era of mambo still performing regularly. Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm. In case of...

Plaza Swing Series: Orlando Marin

JUL
26

Plaza Swing Series: Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

Wed, Jul 26   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Plaza Swing Series Adults

Sweet Megg and her wayfaring musicians blend New Orleans Swing, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret, and gut bucket blues into one charming musical performance. Saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a world where Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, and...

Plaza Swing Series: Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

AUG
2

Plaza Swing Series: Sonido Costeño

Wed, Aug 2   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Plaza Swing Series Adults

A fusion of Cuban son, Guaracha, Dominican merengue and bachata and Jamaican Reggae. Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm.  In case of rain, the event will be held on Thursday, August 3.

Sonido Costeño, BPL Program

AUG
9

Plaza Swing Series: Forró in the Dark

Wed, Aug 9   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Plaza Swing Series BPL Presents Adults

The driving dance rhythms of forró from Northeastern Brazil with rock, jazz, psychedelia, folk and more.  Dance lessons are at 6:30, band starts at 7 pm. In case of rain, the event will be held on Thursday, August 10.

Brasil Summerfest: Forró in the Dark ©Vladimir Radojicic