Big Band Echoes

September 8, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Big Band Echoes, a nostalgic look back to the Big Band Era of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, will debut at the Cottonwood Public library on September 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and will continue on the second Fridays of each month. Hosted by Jim Ahlstrom, a former radio personality now living in Cottonwood, the program will feature music from the Big Band Era along with a special emphasis each month on a featured big band leader, a short bio and a sampling of their best known hits. Noted big band singers will also be featured. Ahlstrom said he’ll conduct some trivia elements involving big band themes, song titles, and lyrics to challenge the audience. The audience will also be introduced to foreign big bands, one or two novelty songs and portions of big band radio remotes recorded during that era. There will also be occasional videos of performers from this era. Current artists of the big band genre will also be presented. The host also said the audience will be encouraged to bring in their favorite song on cd or challenge him to find it in his vast collection of music. The group will meet in Library Meeting Room A, Cottonwood Public Library.

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