Friday, Aug 12, 2011 • Swingtime Big Band @ Bay Shore Marina • IslipArtsCouncil

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Swingtime Big Band Town of Islip 2011 Free Summer Concert Series at Bay Shore Marina Friday 7:30 PM The New York Times described this 20-piece band as “Musicians who make the sounds of the pre-rock era rock!” Renowned for its performances of classic music from the Swing Era and the Great American Songbook, SWINGTIME brings to life both the style and the spirit of this timeless music for today’s audiences.  Both concert-goers and Ballroom dancers alike have been dazzled by SWINGTIME’s authentic recreations of the classics by such legendary Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Tommy Dorsey--among many others. Concert location:  at the end of South Clinton Ave. south of Montauk Hwy., (by the YMCA) in Bay Shore.  In Case of Rain concert will move to The Theatre at Town Hall West, 401 Main Street. Islip

Band: Swingtime Big Band

Swing Time Big Band


Dedicated to the performance of America’s greatest popular standards, SWINGTIME BIG BAND is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era (mid-1930’s through early 1950’s). The ensemble specializes in performing original arrangements of Big Band classics from the Great American Songbook, bringing to life both the style and the spirit of this music for 21st century audiences to experience in living color.

SWINGTIME thrills concert audiences and Ballroom dancers alike with authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among many others.


With the recent renaissance in popularity of both swing music and ballroom dancing, this versatile ensemble has been enjoying remarkable success playing both the swing music that is its calling card, as well as a wide variety of tunes to accommodate the many varied styles requested by ballroom dancersThe Lindy, Fox Trot, Peabody, Cha-Cha, Tango, Merengue, Rhumba and Mambo, among others. Highlights of the many prestigious venues at which SWINGTIME members have performed include: Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Plaza Hotel, the Waldorf Astoria, Tavern on the Green and the Rainbow Room.

Steven Shaiman, Artistic Director
Phone: 516-876-8324

Venue: Islip Arts Council

Town of Islip-- Summer 2011 Concert Series
Presented by the Islip Arts Council in conjunction with the Town of Islip check listing for times and location

ISLIP ARTS COUNCIL FREE CONCERTS—Summer 2011—Bayard Cutting Arboretum – Sundays 2 PM
Sponsored by the Islip Arts Council with support from Natural Heritage Trust, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, & NYSCA
$8.00 parking fee

BROWN BAG LUNCH CONCERTS—Summer 2011—King Park, Main St., Bay Shore --Tuesdays 12:30 PM
Co-Sponsored by Bay Shore BID and Islip Arts Council

SAYVILLE COMMON GROUND SERIES—Summer 2011—Rotary Park, Gillette Ave., Sayville
Co-Sponsored by Islip Arts Council and the Town of Islip check listing for times

Organizer: Islip Arts Council (IslipArtsCouncil)

The Islip Arts Council provides diverse audiences with activities which encompass both Presentation and Service to the Arts field. Its presentations cover a variety of disciplines ranging from fine classical music to Master Classes with renowned musicians, for little or no cost.


This summer they have an expansive calendar of events, including: Free Concerts, Especially for Children, Music, Theater, Dance, Exhibits, Film, Workshops, Lectures and Classes. Not to be missed is New York Philharmonic Free Concert at Heckscher State Park.

The free concerts include some great bands for swing dancing. Check their complete calendar.

Islip Arts Council
50 Irish Lane
East Islip, NY 11730

Telephone: 631-224-5420
Fax: 631-224-5440

Pricing: Free

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