WMSE’s 5th Annual Big Band Grandstand with Dewey Gill to feature the Chicago Jazz Orchestra
This gala and silent auction event is a fundraiser for Milwaukee’s favorite community-powered radio station, WMSE..
On Sunday, December 9th join WMSE at the historic Turner Ballroom for a night of dancing to the sounds of Big Band music. Presented by Bob and Jenny Hillis in honor of Bob and Genie Freidman. The Chicago Jazz Orchestra will present its Big Band Cavalcade with 18 musicians paying tribute to all the great big bands from the height of the big band era including selections from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman and more. A definite crowd pleaser! Dancing is not required but encouraged. The Milwaukee Youth Symphony will once again open the evening and the King of Swing Dewey Gill will spin his 78s.
Although the music is the highlight, there will be auction items ranging from the always sold-out theater show, “Hamilton,” to the always loved a lesson with The Milwaukee Black Smith. The evening will include light faire from Braise Restaurant and the room itself will be transformed to the days of yore. Many attendees will “dress” for the occasion.
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This tradition has been enjoyed by millions nationwide since 1971 with the MSO’s radio series – the country’s longest-running national classical radio series.
WMSE’s “Big Band Grandstand with Dewey Gill” to feature Chicago Jazz Orchestra playing Ella Fitzgerald and Joe WilliamsSep 9th, 2019 by WMSE 91.7FM
In addition to an incredible night of entertainment and light fare from Braise, there will be a silent auction.