Chicago Grandstand Big Band

LCCCA: Chicago Grandstand Big Band

September 9, 2012
3:00 p.m.

Entertaining Chicagoland for 30 years!

Chicago Grandstand Big Band has been an integral part of Chicago's entertainment community for over 30 years. They have performed all over the Chicagoland area, including Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase, FitzGerald's, Joe's Be-Bop Café, Grant Park Summer Dance, and numerous street fairs. They performed at the 25th anniversary of the Sears Tower. This band has been featured on WTTW's Wild Chicago and for many years, CGBB was the featured band at O'Hare Marriott's New Years Eve Ball.

On Sunday July 15th, 2012, Chicago Grandstand Big Band has been selected to perform for the 100th anniversary of the Park District of Oak Park, being held at Scoville Park (Lake St. and Oak Park Ave.) in downtown Oak Park.

This band has an extensive selection of arrangements that encompass’ everything from the Swing Era (Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, Artie Shaw, etc) to Big Band Jazz (Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman etc.). Vocals include great standards such as "When I Fall In Love," "Orange Colored Sky," and "It Had To Be You."

The featured vocalist is Julie Ann Caselli, whose unique vocal style, along with her warm and friendly rapport with the audience, is truly a show in itself. Other tenured members include drummer Bill Byan, whose performance on "Sing, Sing, Sing" rivals the original. Trumpeter Nick Drozdoff, alto saxophonist Mike Cosentino, and tenor sax man Vins Johnson offer exciting performances on their respective instruments, as well.

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Bonus Concerts! Your subscription to LCCCA entitles you to four additional concerts at no extra charge! They are presented by our sister association, Northwest Suburban Community Concert Association
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