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Saturday, August 10 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Show at The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook

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One of our Saturday night conference events is taking place at the beautiful Jazz Loft and Museum right in the lovely town of Stony Brook. It's both a big band concert (17 piece orchestra!) with The Jazz Loft Big Band. Directed by the artist-in-residence at Stony Brook, trumpet player and jazz historian Thomas Manuel, The Jazz Loft Big Band emphasizes the importance of jazz history and tradition recognizing this art form as the soundtrack of America. Focusing on original manuscript and transcription compositions, they have performed concerts honoring the musical legacies of Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, and others. Over the years the ensemble has recorded several albums, appeared on radio and television, and performed for notable engagements including gala events for numerous important organizations and prominent cultural figures. And if that wasn't enough: We'll start the evening off with a swing dance lesson! Taught by some of the best swing dance teachers on Long Island, accompanied (of course) by the big band. Then, the concert begins in earnest, with the option of dancing along or just listening and swinging in your seat.

Buses will pick you up in front of the Wang Center at 6:45.

Saturday August 10, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook 275 Christian Avenue Stony Brook, NY 11790