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Swingin' in the Holidays! Big Band Style (Benefit for Sparrow's Nest)

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Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

12 Vassar Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra presents a stage show featuring favorite Christmastime, wintertime, and holiday time music.

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The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center Theater in Poughkeepsie will be the venue for a "Swingin' in the Holidays!, Big Band Style" show presented by The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra to benefit the Sparrow's Nest local charity. Performances are Friday, December 3rd at 6 p.m. and Saturday, December 4th at 2 p.m. General Admission is $20 and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to enter and masks must be worn at all times inside.

"Swingin' in the Holidays!, Big Band Style" will feature The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra, including six vocalists and swing dance performers, in a show spotlighting everyone's favorite Christmastime, wintertime, and holiday time music, all in the most exciting setting of a live big band. Songs will include Ella Fitzgerald's "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve", Frank Sinatra's "Moonlight in Vermont" and "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm", Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby" as well as her sequel "(This Year's) Santa Baby", Kay Starr's swinging arrangement of "(Everybody's Waitin' for) The Man with the Bag", Lou Rawl's cool version of "Merry Christmas Baby", Carol Lawrence and Robert Goulet's duet of "The Christmas Waltz", Louis Armstrong's classic "Zat You Santa Claus?", and Glenn Miller's take on "Jingle Bells". Also included will be a jazzy version of the Hanukkah song "S'Vivon", many other favorites like "Silent Night", "Let it Snow", and "White Christmas", plus a Holiday Sing-Along.

General Admission is $20 and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Proceeds from "Swingin' in the Holidays!, Big Band Style" will benefit the Sparrow's Nest local charity. The Big Band Sound has performed throughout the Hudson Valley for over 40 years and this "Swingin' in the Holidays!" show is the eighth in a series of “Big Band Style” shows that they have presented to great acclaim. Over the past four shows, more than $30,000 has been raised for Sparrow's Nest of the Hudson Valley, which provides meals to the families of caregivers diagnosed with cancer. More information about Sparrow's Nest can be found at sparrowsnestcharity.org.

The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center Theater is in Poughkeepsie at 12 Vassar Street and is a 501c3 not for profit Arts organization. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to enter and masks must be worn at all times inside. Directions are available at cunneen-hackett.org/directions. Handicapped access is available. For more information, visit thebigbandsound.com, email dave@thebigbandsound.com or call 845-226-6072.

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Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

12 Vassar Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra has performed throughout the Hudson Valley for over 45 years and this "Showtunes! Big Band Style" show will continue in the series of "More Sinatra, Big Band Style", "Broadway's Best, Big Band Style", "Sinatra Sounds, Big Band Style", "All-American, Big Band Style", "Hollywood, Big Band Style", and "Broadway, Big Band Style" shows they presented in the past to great acclaim.

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