Hot Jazz on a Cold Night with Boilermaker’s Jazz Band – UVA Wise
WARM UP WITH HOT JAZZ ON A COLD NIGHT
Wise, VA – Since 1988, Paul Cosentino’s Boilermaker Jazz Band has been bringing the sounds of the Jazz Age and the Swing Era back to life. On Friday, Feb. 9th at 7 p.m. in the Gilliam Center for the Arts Black Box Theater at UVA Wise, you’ll hear familiar tunes and rarities performed by superb instrumentalists and heartfelt vocalists as the band interprets jazz classics and the Great American Songbook in their own unique fashion. This performance is brought to you in conjunction with The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and the W. Campbell Edmonds Concert Series. Tickets are $15 at the door, and children and students get in free. Reservations can be made in advance at proartva.org.
Boilermaker Jazz Band, a tribute to Benny Goodman’s jazz chamber music, can make any crowd move with their infectious beat and enthusiasm. Benny Goodman was known as the King of Swing—his iconic Big Band recordings of the 1930’s and 40’s are instantly recognizable and still popular today. But Benny and his swinging clarinet were just as comfortable (if not more at home) in a small group setting. Dubbed by some as “chamber jazz”, Goodman’s small groups always featured the best musicians in the world: Teddy Wilson on piano, Gene Krupa on drums, and Lionel Hampton on vibraphone formed the original quartet. They could play it hot—really blazing on tunes like “Avalon” and “After You’ve Gone”—and delicate on lovely numbers like “Body and Soul” and “Moonglow.”
In this concert, Paul Cosentino and the Boilermaker Jazz Band will bring the energy and delicate swing of the small bands to you, performing some of their best-known material. You’ll also hear some of your favorite Goodman Big Band melodies, done small band style. Vocalist Jennifer McNulty brings you selections by Benny’s Girls including “Why Don’t You Do Right?”, “You Turned the Tables on Me,” and “Goodnight My Love.”
The Boilermaker Jazz Band has performed at major venues coast-to-coast and around the world, including Lincoln Center, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the Smithsonian, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Find out more about the band at boilermakerjazzband.com.
Pro-Art’s spring season is underway! Explore the complete schedule of events, purchase season tickets, and make reservations at proartva.org. Season tickets are valid for all performances of the 47th season and can be purchased online, in person at any show, or by calling (276) 376-4520.
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Pro-Art is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the C. Bascom Slemp Foundation, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Mountain Empire Community College, the Columbus Phipps Foundation, and the Lee County Community Foundation.
[PSA]: Boilermaker Jazz Band, a tribute to Benny Goodman’s jazz chamber music, will perform on Friday, Feb. 9th at 7 p.m. in the Gilliam Center for the Arts Black Box Theater at UVA Wise. You’ll hear familiar tunes and rarities performed by superb instrumentalists and heartfelt vocalists as the band interprets jazz classics and the Great American Songbook in their own unique fashion. Tickets are $15 at the door. Children and students admitted free. More information and reservations at proartva.org.