Sunday, Aug 7, 2011 • Brian Lewis and his New Vintage Swing Orchestra @ Morgan Park, Glen Cove NY • Not a SDLI Event
This is a free outdoor concert held at Morgan Park in Glen Cove. The New Vintage Swing Orchestra plays a rich and vibrant assortment of songs crossing the generations.
The full calendar of events is available at http://morganparkmusic.org/schedule.php
Band: New Vintage Swing Band
Much like fine champagne, The New Vintage Orchestra bubbles with an unparalleled energy and charisma that is sure to keep dancers going all night. Formed by trumpeter Brian Lewis in August of 1992, the band puts forth an incredibly diverse range of musical talent.
Featured is female vocalist Doris Anne Lewis, singing the hits of Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Dianne Schure, and many other swing singers.
The bands “Frank Sinatra” crooner is Ron D’Abruzzo who adds his own special blend to the great American standards.
The swing scene’s resurgence in the late 90’s was undeniable. The New Vintage Orchestra reproduces 1930’s and 40’s sounds using original arrangements from Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Harry James, and with special arrangements written by Brian Lewis, the band belts out the sounds of popular dance chart-toppers. Not all of New Vintage’s charts are vintage, however! They also play the hits of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
The band has backed up such names as The Temptations, Jerry Vale, Connie Francis, Al Martino , Frankie Valli, Bob Newhart and Joan Rivers. Few bands possess the ability to set a room in motion like The New Vintage Orchestra. From the opening downbeat to the last note, screaming brass, gritty saxes, and a strong rhythm section keep the audience jumping the whole night long.
“Standards Aged to Perfection”, The New Vintage Orchestra’s debut CD release, captures the incredible versatility of the group. The album’s eleven tracks include a wide range of classics from the 1930’s and 40’s. From a foot stomping rendition of Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing” to the silky smooth lyrical lines of Doris Anne Lewis in “And the Angels Sing”, to a rousing, jazzy finale of “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In”, the band is sure to entertain, and, like that bottle of bubbly, only gets better with time.
Contact: Brian Lewis
Phone : (516) 742-3961
Venue: Morgan Park Summer Festival, Glen Cove NY
Morgan Park Summer Music Festival is a non-profit volunteer organization and 2011 marks their 52nd year of providing free professional concerts in the park. Concert attendance draws from many of our Long Island communities as music and dance lovers gather in beautiful Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove. The harbor and Long Island Sound are a spectacular backdrop for the evening’s entertainment.
Morgan Park overlooks the harbor at Germaine Street between Landing Road and McLoughlin Street in Glen Cove. Bring chairs or blankets, picnic if you wish. Children are welcome. Please note that alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Morgan Park. Call 516-671-0017 for information and updates. Rain location: St. Patrickâ€™s Parish Hall, Pearsall Avenue, Glen Cove. Website: morganparkmusic.org Email: All concerts are subject to change.
Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)
The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.