Big Band Night at FatCat Ballroom with the Bruce Gates Big Band
Come out for a great night of dancing to a live 16 piece Big Band!! Hear the best swinging tunes from the 1930's and 40's. This is a rare treat to get a big band playing for us at FatCat Ballroom!
7:30pm - 8:30pm: Swing Dance lesson
8:30pm - 11:00pm: Dance to a Live Big Band
$12 in advance;$15 at the door
All ages welcome!
FatCat Ballroom: 3131 East Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032
We will have a $5 raffle with lots of great prizes to raise money for the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. A local dancer who comes to FatCat, Daniel, was with the Hotshots in Prescott for many years until becoming a wildfire supervisor for the State of Arizona.
A little info about the band:
Led by the former USAF Band Airmen of Note lead trumpeter, the Bruce Gates Jazz Consortium Big Band is a hand picked, 16 piece ensemble of the "creme'-de-la-creme'" of the Valley's music scene. With an emphasis on top shelf musicianship, the band eschews the typical "stock" charts heard so often in favor of custom, forward-looking arrangements of standards and jazz classics, and rare, historically significant, seldom heard big band classics.
For this performance, the band will present the music of the White House Dance Orchestra. Many of these fantastic, swinging manuscripts have not been heard, or danced to, in a public setting for nearly 40 years!
Bruce and 4 members of his band have played with the Soloman Douglas Swingtet for AZ Lindy Hop events at the Wrigley Mansion.
FatCat Ballroom (View)
3131 East Thunderbird Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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|Dog Friendly: No|
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