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Sheffer Recital Hall
Cole Gallery
Warren Court
Room B09
Shedd Ticket Office
Will Call desk
Concessions

The Kings of Swing
Thu, Oct 20 - Sun, Oct 23
Nancy Oft Rose
Production sponsor
Nancy Oft Rose
Production sponsor
Collis Wealth Management
Series Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Program
Glenn Griffith and The Jazz Kings open the Jazz Kings’ 2022-23 season with a trip down memory lane with four luminaries from the golden age of swing: Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Woody Herman, and Tommy Dorsey. Starting in the 1930s, the “swing” craze swept the U.S., Europe and the rest of the world with its energetic rhythms and tunes. These four star personalities, each with their own distinct sounding bands and unique vocalist, were among the greatest of the big band leaders. Look for classics like “Well, Git It”, Opus One”, “Woodchopper’s Ball”, “Apple Honey”, “Let’s Dance”, “Stompin’ At The Savoy”, “Sing, Sing, Sing”, “Moonlight Serenade”, “String of Pearls”, “In The Mood”, and more
Event Personnel
Glenn Griffith, artistic director, band leader
Vocalists
Musicians
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Program
PROGRAM
Tommy Dorsey
 I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You
(1933) Ned Washington (w) George Bassman (m)
 Opus One
(1943) Sid Garris (w) Sy Oliver (m)
 On The Sunny Side of the Street
(1930) Lew Leslie's International Revue Dorothy Fields (w) Jimmy McHugh (m)
 Everything Happens To Me
(1941) Tom Adair (w) Matt Dennis (m)
 Well, Git It!
(1942) Sy Oliver (m)
Woody Herman
 Woodchopper's Ball
(1939) Woody Herman, Joe Bishop (m)
 Laura
(1945) Laura Johnny Mercer (w) David Raksin (m)
 Early Autumn
(1949) Johnny Mercer (w) Woody Herman, Ralph Burns (m)
 Apple Honey
(1944) Woody Herman (m)
Benny Goodman
 Let's Dance
(1935) Fanny Baldridge (w) Gregory Stone, Joseph Bonine (m)
 Why Don't You Do Right?
(1936) Kansas Joe McCoy (w/m) [based on Weed Smoker's Dream]
 Stompin' At The Savoy
(1936) Andy Razaf (w) Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb (m)
 Sing Sing Sing
(1936) Louis Prima (m)
Glenn Miller
 Moonlight Serenade
(1939) interpolated into Day-Time Wife Mitchell Parish (w) Glenn Miller (m)
 A String Of Pearls
(1941) Eddie DeLange (w) Jerry Gray (m)
 Pennsylvania 6-5000
(1940) Jerry Gray (w) Carl Sigman (m)
 Tuxedo Junction
(1939) Buddy Feyne (w) William Johnson, Julian Dash, Erskine Hawkins (m)
 Serenade In Blue
(1942) Orchestra Wives Mack Gordon (w) Harry Warren (m)
 American Patrol
(1885) F. W. Meacham (m)
 In The Mood
(1939) Andy Razaf (w) Joe Garland (m) [uses melody of Tar Paper Stomp]


Performances
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Collis Wealth Management
Series Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor