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Tommy Dorsey Orchestra


Thu 24 Jul 2014, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 211a Wills St, Ashburton, Ashburton District

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: Make a Splash PR

From the producers of last year's sensational Glenn Miller Orchestra tour of NZ, now presenting one of the greatest big bands of the big bands of the swing era!

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra NZ Tour 2014 - starring in The Kings of Swing and fFeaturing a special tribute to Benny Goodman, Harry James & Artie Shaw, plus romantic hits from the legendary Frank Sinatra Songbook.

A concert spectacular with 25 musicians, singers and dancers live on stage.

Direct from the USA and for the first time ere in New Zealand, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra will tour extensively throughout NZ from 10th July to 12th August, 2014

Swing Music and dance from the golden era of the 1940's.

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognised as 
one of the greatest of the Big Bands from the 1940’s and we are privileged to be presenting this all American Orchestra in a concert spectacular, featuring special guests from the USA – The Swing Sisters and Bryan Anthony, one of America’s finest singers of the Frank Sinatra Songbook.

The concert will be a musical journey down memory lane, you will hear the original arrangements of Tommy Dorsey Hits such as I’m Getting Sentimental Over You, Opus No.1, Bugle Call Rag, Song of India as well as many of the vintage Sinatra classics – This Love of Mine, 
I’ll Never Smile Again and Blue Skies. The Swing Sisters compliment the show performing the greatest hits
 of The Andrews Sisters. An added attraction will 
be the sensational swing dance group The Hollywood Jive Dancers.

Tommy Dorsey was affectionately known as the Sentimental Gentleman of Swing. He became one of the greatest Big Band leaders of that era and was honoured with Grammy Awards for I’ll Never Smile Again and his famous theme song I’m Getting Sentimental Over You.

The orchestra will also pay tribute to the Kings of Swing – Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Woody Herman and Frank Sinatra - 
featuring such classics as Sing, Sing, Sing, Memories of You, Begin the Beguine, Ciriciribin
 and Woodchopper’s Ball.