Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM is pleased to announce a free summer jazz concert to be held on the grounds of Greece Olympia School – 1139 Maiden Lane. Swing Dynasty will perform on Tuesday August 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Founded by saxophonists Karl and Erik Stabnau, Swing Dynasty is a fresh take on the big band sound of the 1920’s – 1940’s paying homage to greats such as Ellington, Basie, Miller, Goodman, and Armstrong. The ten member ensemble is smaller than a traditional 18 piece big band making it more nimble and spontaneous without losing the sonic punch of the extra musicians. Swing Dynasty’s musicians have performed with artists including: The Woody Herman Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, The O’Jays, Johnny Mathis, Bobby Rydell, Lou Christie, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Clark Terry, James Moody, Terrell Stafford, Peter Erskine, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own.”
The concert is free and open to the public and will be held on the lawn just outside of the Jazz90.1 studios at Greece Olympia School. There is ample free parking and attendees should bring chairs or blankets. Light beverages and food will be available for purchase during the concerts. If weather is an issue, the concerts will be moved indoors to the air conditioned Greece Olympia auditorium the same evening. In accordance with New York State law, school grounds are drug, alcohol and tobacco free.
Jazz90.1 is one of the last 24/7/365 jazz stations in the country. The radio station is owned by The Greece Central School District; however it must raise all operating funds annually through member and business donations.