Big Band Concert (online) featuring the music of the 20's, 30's and 40's

Township of Langley, BC

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The Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival free big band concert features a one-hour streamed performance by the Rugcutter Dance Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble specializing in original arrangements in the style of the great dance orchestras of the twenties, thirties, and forties. The concert includes highlights of the history of jazz during these eras, along with a special tap dance performance by Danny Nielsen, one of Canada's most sought-after tap dancers. The concert was filmed in the historic and iconic Fort Langley Community Hall in July 2022 as part of the 5th edition of the Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival held July 21 - 24. The Rugcutters Dance Orchestra features: Saul Berson - Alto sax and clarinet Bryan Vance - Alto sax and clarinet Ben Lockwood - Tenor sax and clarinet Tim Sars - Baritone sax and clarinet Erik Engholm - Trumpet Jamie Croil - Trumpet and Emcee Ashley Ashrafian - Trumpet Robin MacLulich - Trombone Jim Hopson - Trombone Shannon Thue - Piano Josh Roberts - Guitar/banjo Michael Wagler - Bass Gary Musatto - Drums The festival would like to thank: Metro Vancouver for their funding support of this community concert. Fort Langley Community Improvement Society for the use of the Fort Langley Community Hall All in One Productions - video production Bob Long Sound Production

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival website

This event is free.

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Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival

The Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival is a not-for-profit cultural organization that makes accessible the highest caliber of jazz music and arts programming to a wide variety of audiences through the presentation of year-round concerts and events and an annual music and arts festival. Its mission is to inspire the discovery and celebration of unforgettable music and art experiences that unite artists and audiences. Since the inaugural event in 2018, the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival has brought live music and art to the streets of Fort Langley. The 2022 festival was the biggest one on record attracting an estimated 15,000 people to the streets of Fort Langley. With eight indoor and outdoor venues, 300 artists and 60 bands, two full days of free music as well as a growing list of new things to do and see, the festival continued to share its love of music and art in all its forms. The 2022 festival not only brought incredible jazz performers and youth/emerging artists and showcased the talent of artists of all kinds, it also brought the community together through new installations such as the Art Zone a Kwantlen Art & Cultural Exhibition, and the free big band community concert.

Location

9167 Glover Road

Township of Langley, BC

This is an online concert.

Language

English