May 9: Jazz and swing concertPosted: April 19, 2017
Big band jazz and swing fans can listen to two generations of musicians play together in one concert on Tuesday, May 9, at 7 p.m., in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School auditorium.
Thanks to a grant from the Ohio Arts Council, the Cleveland TOPS Swingband and the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade jazz band will appear together in a free concert, called “Let’s Swing Together.”
The Cleveland TOPS (Tough Old Pros) Swingband is an 18-piece big band with three vocalists comprised of mostly retired music professionals, including educators, pit orchestra veterans and musicians with various band and orchestra backgrounds. The BBH Middle School jazz band is led by Scott Hanna, who teaches students basics of jazz improvisation and culture.