SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center Jazz Orchestra will present the “2019 Boomer Big Band Bash,” a ‘60s and ‘70s-themed performance, on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Kinnison Hall at Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College.
Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased at www.whitneyarts.org, at the Whitney Center for the Arts Box Office or the Sheridan College Cashier’s Office.
The Whitney Center Jazz Orchestra is the professional jazz orchestra in residence at Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. This 19-member professional jazz ensemble is comprised of the region’s top jazz musicians and educators and is led by composer/arranger Dr. Eric Richards, director of bands and jazz studies at Sheridan College.
The performance will feature concert jazz treatments of popular favorites from the 1960s and 1970s, the Boomer era. Selections include Lennon and McCartney’s “Blackbird,” “Norwegian Wood” and “Eleanor Rigby”; “The Beat Goes On” by Sonny and Cher; Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” and a medley of Motown hits.
Guest vocalist Melissa Butcher, a regional favorite, will sing Bert Bacharach’s “The Look of Love,” Brazil 66’s hit samba “Mas Que Nada” and Eric Richards’ new arrangement of “Son of a Preacher Man.”
“We look forward to showcasing the next generation of jazz standards based on the beloved popular music of the Boomer Era,” Richards said. “It’s going to be an exciting and fun performance in Kinnison Hall.”
Whitney Center for the Arts is located on the Sheridan College campus at 1 Whitney Way.