Jukebox Saturday Night
Fri, Oct 21, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Concert Hall, FEC
The term jukebox came into use in the United States around 1940, apparently derived from the familiar usage “juke joint,” an establishment where the customers were rowdy or disorderly. So although many associate jukeboxes with rock and roll and 45 rpm records, they had a wave of popularity in the early1940, and it is estimated that three-quarters of the 78-rpm records produced were for jukeboxes. Much of that popularity is reflected in the 1942 hit song “Jukebox Saturday Night”. For our opening concert of the 2011-12 season, we present a survey of the songs that first appeared on jukeboxes in 1940-42, to find out which of the most popular ones are still a part of the American Songbook. We think you will be surprised at how many there are! Look for such timeless classics as "How High the Moon", "I Hear Music", "The Nearness of You", "Taking a Chance On Love", "When You Wish Upon a Star", "It’s Always You", and more!
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, director
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Sean Flannery, reeds
Roger Woods, reeds
Joe Manis, reeds
Dave Bender, trumpet
Josh Silva, trumpet
Zac Tendick, trumpet
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Glenn Bonney, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Solomon Thelin, guitar
Nathan Waddell, bass
Merlin Showalter, drums
Ticket/Venue Info
Jukebox Saturday Night Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15% 
A26.00  23.50  22.25  -   -  
Youth16.00  -   -   -   -  
Concert Hall
Florence Events Center
715 Quince St
Florence, Oregon
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