Swingtime Jazz Band Presents Spring Concerts

By  //  March 13, 2013

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Jazz listeners and dancers alike will enjoy a springtime treat when the Swingtime Jazz Band presents “The Only True American Art Form” events at the Melbourne Auditorium.

The Swingtime Jazz Band will perform “The Only True American Art Form” concerts on Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14 at the Melbourne Auditorium.. (Image courtesy Melbourne Municipal Band)

Concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14. The popular annual “Spring Fling Ball” will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15.

All events will be held at the Melbourne Auditorium at 625 E. Hibiscus Avenue in Melbourne.

For the Wednesday and Thursday concerts, Swingtime Jazz Band Conductor Art Martin will lead the band through a program that features American jazz favorites such as It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing, April in Paris, South Rampart Street Parade, After the Lights Go Down Low, The Song Is You and In A Mellow tone.

Popular local vocalists Sally Hart and Len Fallen will perform during the concert. Also featured will be Clarinetist Charlie Almeida, who will be playing Flight of the Bumblebee and I’m Confessin’.

The Friday dance, “Swing Into Spring Ball,” will feature a variety of selections spanning swing, waltz, polkas and Latin music – as well as the occasional rock tune. Sally Hart and Len Fallen again will provide the vocals.

During the dance, the band auxiliary will have a concession table with snacks, soft drinks, bottled water and ice for sale. Tables can be reserved in advance for groups of six or more by calling the band office at 321-724-0555.

Those who would like to brush up on their dancing skills can do so from 6 to 7 p.m., when Laura Beers offers lessons. The cost is $5, payable to the instructor.

Swingtime, part of the Melbourne Municipal Band, is a 20-piece jazz band, playing music from the 1920s to the 1970s. The for-hire band features saxophones, trombones, trumpets, a piano, guitar, bass and trap set, along with two vocalists and a conductor/announcer.

More information about these events and about the band is available by visiting www.melbournemunicipalband.org or by calling 321-724-0555.