The Batesville Herald-Tribune
---- — The Rural Alliance for the Arts will present a toe-tapping concert from the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at RomWeber Marketplace, reports Kathleen Bohman, RAA publicity chair.
“Live music enthusiasts and dancers alike will love this show. Would you like to dance, but are afraid you have two left feet? Come early at 6 p.m. and enjoy a dance lesson taught by Chris and Laura Ault at no extra charge,” she notes.
This IJO concert features a rousing swing and big-band revue of the greatest instrumental and vocal hits of all time. Enjoy the music of Benny Goodman, Michael Buble, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Dorsey, Natalie Cole, Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington, Louis Prima, Harry James, Brian Setzer, Harry Connick Jr. and many more. The musicians of IJO are lauded as among the best and busiest professionals in central Indiana and the Midwest.
“Swing and big band music are such a great American tradition. We want to give those in our area a chance to enjoy it. If you came to the Indy Jazz Orchestra show when they were here a couple of months ago, you know how good they are, and you’ll want to see them again because this is an entirely different musical lineup,” says RAA President T.J. Greene.
The cost is $12 for RAA members, $15 for non-members and $10 for students. A cash bar and concessions are available. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 933 -0355.