Huntington, Ind.— The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra will perform at the Merillat Centre for the Arts on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:30 PM. The concert is presented by The Banks of Huntington County: Bippus State Bank, First Federal Savings Bank, First National Bank of Huntington, Norwest Bank and State Bank of Markle.
Recognized as one of the greatest all-around dance bands in history, Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra still swings with the best of them. Tommy Dorsey, "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing," was a master at creating moods -- warm, sentimental and forever musical moods.
Conductor Buddy Morrow, who himself played for many years with Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey, insists that the band retain the authentic sound and style of the late Tommy Dorsey. Accompanied by vocalist Walt Andrus, the band’s repertoire embraces not only the classics from the original Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, but also a spectrum of popular music from a nostalgic representation of irreplaceable 40’s tunes, to Dixieland rhythm and blues, to intricate ballads and progressive jazz.
Tickets cost $8, $10, and $12, with discounts available for seniors. For reservations and further information, please contact the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261. The box office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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