The Okanagan Valley Big Band takes the stage at the Vernon Jazz Club Saturday, Jan. 26. (Submitted Photo)

Okanagan Valley Big Band swings into Vernon

Jazz Club show Saturday, Jan. 26

Get ready to be transported back to the swing era Saturday with the pleasing sounds of the Okanagan Valley Big Band.

The Vernon Jazz Club venue boasts nostalgic jazz memorabilia on its walls reminiscent of early jazz clubs. The original heritage building dates back to the early 1900s. Put all this period authenticity together, and you don’t need much imagination to “be in the groove.”

A big band is a type of musical ensemble noted for performing popular jazz standards from the 1930s and 1940s swing era.

The 18-member OKVBB revitalizes the classic music of the Big Band era with jazz and swing hits from the likes of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, and Duke Ellington. They also bring their unique big band sound to a variety of songs and styles, including Latin, funk, blues, and rock. Live music lovers and dancers alike can find something to love in this energetic and elegant music that encompasses foxtrot, quickstep, samba, jive and more.

The Big Band sound became popular during the swing era. The OKVBB band keeps up that tradition, but also incorporates many of the popular songs that have become standards from that time to the present.

See: Okanagan Big Band dances in support of Camp Winfield

The Okanagan Valley Big Band takes the stage at the Vernon Jazz Club (3000-31st St.) Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Cash bar onsite. Tickets are $20 online at www.vernonjazz.com and at Expressions of Time (2901-30 Ave.), with a $5 rebate at the gig for VJS members. VJS members also receive 10 per cent off their food purchase anytime at Bourbon Street Bar & Grill (Prestige Inn). The Society is a volunteer-run organization always seeking new members.


@VernonNews
entertainment@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

May the fourth be with you for Vernon Comic Con

Second annual event expected to draw hundreds of characters

Vernon school bus driver fondly remembered

Mike Moore, 56, was Vernon School District employee for 25 years before succumbing to cancer

Vernon caps downtown cannabis retail applications at six

Four currently approved, two more coming, moratorium in place, reviewed after 12 months

One day cat cafe comes to Lake Country

The Lake Country Art Gallery will host the adoption event

North Okanagan men flee police, crash into barrier

Police in Kamloops attempted to pull over a vehicle driving erratically

VIDEO: Are you concerned about Facebook leaking personal information?

Local Okanagan Facebook users speak on the social platform’s privacy settings

Memorial bench for young South Okanagan woman who died was stolen

Someone stole the stone bench that was placed at a walking bridge across the creek

VIDEO: B.C.’s waving granny gets incredible send-off from school kids

Tinney Davidson has been waving at students on their way to school for over 11 years, but is moving in a month

Struggling B.C. adoption agency elects new board that intends to keep it open

The previous board announced that Choices would close May 31

Vancouver man, 19, charged in human trafficking case involving teen girl

The 16-year-old girl was reported missing and later discovered in Vancouver

VIDEO: Large dust devil swirls through downtown Chase

Residents look on as column climbs about 90 feet into the air

Helevorn comes to Kelowna on first Canadian tour

The Spaniards will bring their brand of doom metal to Kelowna May 11

Summerland auxiliary raised $1M for hospital tower

Funds came from sales at Summerland Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop

Most Read