WMSE’s 3rd Annual Big Band Grandstand with Dewey Gill featuring Live at the Sands, a Tribute to Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra to open
On Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m., WMSE returns to the Turner Hall Ballroom to present the Third Annual Big Band Grandstand with Dewey Gill, presented by Bob and Jenny Hillis in honor of Bob and Genie Friedman. This gala and silent auction event is a fundraiser for Milwaukee’s favorite community-powered radio station, WMSE.
Headlining the event is Live at the Sands, a Tribute to Frank Sinatra & Count Basie. Guests will be transported back in time as favorites such as, “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “It was a Very Good Year” fill the historical Turner Hall Ballroom. The Milwaukee Youth Symphony will open this incredible night.
“We are thrilled to continue the tradition of the Big Band Grandstand with Dewey Gill—and what a fun time in music to host at the Turner Hall Ballroom,” said WMSE Station General Manager Tom Crawford. Funds raised from previous Big Band Grandstand events helped WMSE to create and establish its 24-hour jazz stream.
“As we go forward with digitizing Dewey’s massive collection of 78s, it means an even more robust stream with many rare and hard to find releases,” Crawford said. “This would not happen without the support of our listeners—so go find your dancing partner and get ready to swing to the sounds of Old Blue Eyes.”
Tickets are on sale at www.pabsttheater.org or you can find them at WMSE – 820 N. Milwaukee.
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