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1940s Battle of the Big Bands, Let The Battle Begin
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1940s Battle of the Big Bands, Let The Battle Begin

Garry Vecchiarelli Productions-Las Vegas presents 

Venue: Concert Hall


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1940s Battle of the Big Bands
Glenn Miller vs Tommy Dorsey
“Let the Battle Begin!”


Two Big Bands! 30 Musicians! Roger Lloyd Wood’s Big Bands provide an afternoon concert of the most popular songs from the 1940’s featuring the “original” Big Band sounds of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey. This band is “On Tour” performing in 9 California cities through November 2017. Be dazzled and charmed by vocalists Bill A. Jones and Nancy Osborne. The show provides a “non-stop” 1940’s music experience. The audience will “vote” for their favorite!

Bill A. Jones is known to millions from his multiple appearances as news anchor ‘Rod Remington’ on the hit Fox TV show “GLEE”. Bill was recently named one of LA’s top
Male Cabaret/Concert Artists. As a singer, Bill has opened for Tony Bennett and Steve Tyrell, and has toured with The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Bill swings the great
standards in the tradition of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble & others. His latest CD, “I’ve Heard That Song, Big Band Songbook”, was recently released to high acclaim.
More info and photos at: http://www.billajones.com

Nancy Osborne’s career includes performing with some of the greatest bands and orchestras, led by legendary leaders Nelson Riddle, Tex Beneke, Ray Anthony, and
Pat Longo. Nancy’s recently released jazz combo CD “Songs in the Key of Love,” has received rave reviews. More info and photos at: https://www.nancyosborne.net

Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey were two of the top Big Band leaders of the 1940’s. Glenn Miller’s many greatest hits include “In the Mood”, “(I’ve got a Gal in) Kalamazoo” and Chattanooga Choo Choo”.Tommy Dorsey’s greatest hits include “I’ll be Seeing You”, “Marie” and “Blue Skies”.

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Prices are $59, $49 and $39.

Senior Discounts available by phone or in person at the box office.

Buy tickets online (below), or at the Center ticket office, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12–6 PM, and Sun. 12–5 PM.

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