Jesse Cloninger and The Emerald City Jazz Kings start the year off big with a Swing Era affair filled with a choice mix of tunes drawn from the bands of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Jimmy Dorsey. We will be playing the hits from each of these bands including such unforgettable numbers as : "In The Mood", "Moonlight Serenade", "Song of India", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Green Eyes", "Tangerine", "Till There Was You", "Besame Mucho" and more! There will be angel trumpets and devil trombones, swinging rhythm sections, lush saxophones, and of course everything from solo guy and gal vocals to the big group vocal sounds of the era.
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, Director
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Jonathan Corona, reeds
Jessika Smith, reeds
Devin Wright, reeds
Dave Bender, trumpet
Alexis Garnica, trumpet
Cody Simmons, trumpet
Glenn Bonney, trombone
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Matt Hettwer, trombone
Alistair Gardner, drums
Niels Miller, bass
Kyle Smith, guitar
 Opus One
Words by Sid Garris - Music by Sy Oliver
 On The Sunny Side of the Street
(1930) Lew Leslie's International Revue
Words by Dorothy Fields - Music by Jimmy McHugh
 My Melancholy Baby
Words by George Norton - Music by Ernie Burnett
 Heat Wave
(1933) As Thousands Cheer
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 In The Mood
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Joe Garland
uses melody of Tar Paper Stomp
(1941) The Fleet's In
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Victor Schertzinger
Words & music by Fred Fisher
 Song Of India
(1937) interpolated into Las Vegas Nights
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
 Till There Was You
(1957) The Music Man
Words & music by Meredith Willson
Music by Jimmy Dorsey
 Chattanooga Choo Choo
(1941) Sun Valley Serenade
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 Tuxedo Junction
Words by Buddy Feyne - Music by William Johnson, Julian Dash, Erskine Hawkins
 Green Eyes
Words by Adolfo Utrera (sp), Eddie Rivera (en), Eddie Woods (en) - Music by Nilo Menéndez
 Without A Song
(1929) Great Day
Words by Edward Eliscu, William Rose - Music by Vincent Youmans
 The Huckle-Buck
Words by Roy Alfred - Music by Andy Gibson
 Moonlight Serenade
(1939) interpolated into Day-Time Wife
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Glenn Miller
 On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe
(1945) The Harvey Girls
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 Sunset Strip
Music by Jimmy Dorsey, Sonny Burke
 Bésame Mucho
Words by Consuelo Velázquez (sp), Sunny Skylar (en) - Music by Consuelo Velázquez
 The Breeze And I
Words by Al Stillman (en) - Music by Ernesto Lecuona
uses melody of Andalucía
 I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You
Words by Ned Washington - Music by George Bassman
 Little Brown Jug
Words & music by J. E. Winner
adaptation of The Little Brown Jug
(1942) Orchestra Wives
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
October, 2018
Thu 11, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Fri 12, 7:30 pm: Corvallis
Sat 13, 7:30 pm: Roseburg
Sun 14, 3:00 pm: Eugene
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