6/27 - Friends of the Opera House and the Lansing Concert Band present “Jazz for a Cause”
The Grand Ledge Opera House will be swinging with the sounds of the jazz era as the Lansing Concert Band Big Band takes the stage for “Jazz for a Cause”, Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m.
The program will consist of jazz standards from the ‘Great American Songbook’ made popular by the likes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and many more.
Proceeds from the event will benefit both the Opera House and SIREN Eaton Shelter, serving survivors of domestic violence and homeless families in Eaton County. (Learn more at sireneatonshelter.org).
The LCB ‘Big Band’ was formed in 1993 by members of the Lansing Concert Band who wanted an opportunity to play the great jazz standards and bring this exciting art form to mid-Michigan audiences. The ensemble has performed numerous concerts and fundraising events, as well as dinner dances for WKAR TV and radio volunteers.
Jim Kasprzak, lead trumpet, directs the dynamic 18-piece group comprised of traditional jazz-era instrumentation: full sections of saxophones, trombones and trumpets, plus a swingin’ rhythm section. The ensemble also features two local vocalists: Dan Templin and Kelly Sandula-Gruner, who are also members of Singers on the Grand, based in Grand Ledge.
If you love jazz, swing and blues music, don’t miss this unique opportunity. Tickets are just $10 and the price includes dessert and coffee. Contact the Opera House for tickets at 517-627-1443; office hours 9:00a – 5:00p Monday–Friday. Tickets will also be available at MacDowell’s Floral and Fireplace and Ace Hardware (Grand Ledge) and Eaton Area Senior Center (Charlotte). You may also buy at the door.
“Jazz for a Cause” featuring the LCB Big Band
Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Grand Ledge Opera House
121 S. Bridge Street
Grand Ledge, Michigan
A barrier-free facility
Tickets $10; desserts included
Call or visit the GLOH office, 9:00-5:00, M-F
Link to Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/224398771484579/