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Jazzing things up at LPCA

LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Center for the Arts invites you to dust off your zoot suit and get ready to sing a few "Hi-de-Ho's" as The Cab Jivers swing onto the stage for a one-night-only performance on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.

The famous Cab Calloway Orchestra, now under the very-able baton of Cab's grandson, C. Calloway Brooks, has been dazzling audiences since the1920s. As part of this 100th Birthday Celebration Tour, you'll be transported back to the golden age at the Cotton Club when Cab Calloway himself made Harlem the hot spot of New York City nightlife. You won't forget it: smooth, shiny instruments all in a row, soloists singing and playing their hearts out, the silky smooth ensemble passage work, spicy brass harmonies, and the whole room bouncing and swaying to the irresistible rhythm. Purchase your tickets early, we do expect the show to be a sizzling sell-out.

Using the Calloway band's original vintage orchestrations as a starting point, coupled with the awesome musicians who have played with this big band for decades, The Cab Calloway Orchestra brings Harlem jazz to life. The orchestra has earned rave reviews that live up to its famous name. "Brooks maintained his brilliant level of performance to the end," said The Boston Globe. Some of the Calloway Orchestra favorites include "Stormy Weather," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "Geechie Joe."

The Cab Calloway Orchestra creates the authentic, unforgettable sensation of a Modern Jazz Orchestra in full flight. So, if you want to Swing, Swing, Swing, and every other thing, strap on your Zoot Suit with the reet pleet and experience that Cotton Club brand of hot sophistication! Purchase your tickets today by calling the LPCA at 518.523.2512, we do anticipate that this show will sell-out. Tickets are $20. For additional information visit us online at www.LakePlacidArts.org

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