Dance and Listen to Big Band Swing - Tuxedo Junction
For your listening and/or dancing pleasure, the Chester Historical Society will present the Tuxedo Junction band (“your Swing Dance Band”) at the Chester Meeting House on three Monday evenings this fall. These evenings are offered free to the public, in celebration of the Historical Society’s 50th anniversary year.
Tuxedo Junction plays original arrangements from big bands from the ‘40s through the ‘70s. Think Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, etc. The band’s repertoire includes all types of ballroom dances including swing, foxtrot, waltz, Latin, even some rock.
The 18 band members are local musicians, men and women from age 18 to 80. Some have been professional musicians all their lives. Others are serious amateurs who have or have had other careers. Now, after more than 1,001 performances since forming in 1989, Tuxedo Junction has become a musical success story.
The next two performance dates are Mondays, Oct. 14 and Nov. 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring your own dinner if you wish; beverages and desserts will be available.
The Chester Meeting House is at 4 Liberty Street. For more information, go to ConnecticutSwingBand.com, or call 860-558-4701.