When: Tue., Oct. 29, 7-10 p.m. 2013
Join the nationally-recognized Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra (IJO), featuring singers Rick Vale & Lydia McAdams for an evening of world-class live music. Back by popular demand, the IJO will present an exciting tribute to the great MAYNARD FERGUSON ORCHESTRA. This performance will feature music from Ferguson’s critically-acclaimed Birdland Dream Band of the 1950’s & 1960’s. This particular incarnation of Maynard Ferguson’s big band is often judged to be the most-swinging ensemble of his long and distinguished career. As an added bonus, the IJO will even “sneek in” a few of his mega-hits from his rock-era band of the 1970’s!
This program will also present a “can’t miss” vocal tribute to the legendary composer JIMMY VAN HEUSEN. Van Heusen was appropriately dubbed the “Songwriter to the Stars,” having penned hits for luminaries like Dean Martin, Rosemary Clooney, Sammy Davis, Leana Horne, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra, among others. He also wrote award-winning music for movies, television, and Broadway, garnering a record 10 Oscar nominations, 4 Oscars, one Emmy, as well as several Tony and Golden Globe awards and nominations.