When: Tuesdays. Jan 18 – Mar 8 10:00 am – noon

Where: The Loft Cinema

Cost: $235.00 for 8 session(s)

Type: In Person


Instructor: Richard T. Hanson is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona. At the School of Theatre Arts, he created the nationally known Musical Theatre Program and headed the Acting/Musical Theatre Division.
Richard T. Hanson

Swingin’ With The Big Bands

Take a sentimental journey down musical memory lane where Americans hit the dance floor and jitterbugged to the Big Band sounds of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Jimmy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Chick Webb, Xavier Cugat, and Cab Calloway. Tracing the musical evolution of Ragtime to Jazz to Boogie Woogie to Swing, we’ll be singin’ and swingin’ to the solid stomp of the Great American Song Book of the 1930s and 40s.

In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, I’ll Never Smile Again, The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, these are just a few of the songs that took America thru the Great Depression and World War II. So put on your dancin’ shoes and truck on over for This Joint is Jumpin’ where we’re gonna Shim-Sham Shimmy, Suzie Q, and Shorty George thru the Hubba-Hubba heyday of the Big Band Era.

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