GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA
WHEN: Saturday, July 21, at 8pm
WHERE: Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown
TICKETS: $25.00 for all seats in advance. As with all concerts, jazz and special events ticket prices increase $5.00 day of the performance.
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Centenary Stage Company’s 2018 Summer Jamfest continues with The George Gee Swing Orchestra. Straight from Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing the George Gee Swing Orchestra’s style in a nutshell: Happy music played by happy musicians for happy people.
The George Gee Swing Orchestra packs a lot of swing into compact songs and tight, well-organized sets. The orchestra was the first big band to play on MTV. The band was featured in an NBC-TV movie and has been spotlighted on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Live with Regis & Kathie Lee,” “Cake Boss,” “Live from Lincoln Center,” and in appearances on CNN and MSNBC. The band also provided specially scored music and made an “animated” appearance on an episode of the Fantastic Four cartoon for Marvel Comics.
The George Gee Swing Orchestra has dazzled audiences from Boston to Beverly Hills and from Zurich to Tokyo. Other exciting recent experiences include annual headliner spots at Lincoln Center’s prestigious Midsummer Night Swing festival, a two-week engagement of the full-scale supper club show called “Sleigh Bells Swing!” at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan, and a memorable corporate show at Disney World with the legendary comedian (and noted jazz aficionado) Bill Cosby. The band has a mammoth tour resume – including top swing clubs, swing dance societies, and “lindy exchanges” across the US, numerous tours of top concert halls, and powerful “Battles of the Bands” in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Quebec.
The 2017-2018 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, Zonta Morristown Chapter and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, The House of the Good Shepherd, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.