Orlando Jazz Orchestra
The Architects of the Swing Era - The Music of Ellington, Lunceford, Henderson, Webb and more. This program focuses on music from the 1930's that shaped the Swing Era. This is a great opportunity to hear some very important music that is often over shadowed by the big hits from the Swing Era.
The Orlando Jazz Orchestra customizes their performance to include authentic selections from the libraries of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Artie Shaw, Harry James, and other such luminaries of the big band era.
Musical director, Greg Parnell, is the former road manager and drummer for the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He has also performed with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Les Brown’s Band of Renown, Nelson Riddle Orchestra as well as many other bands. Greg takes what he has learned from performing with these groups and applies it to produce these musical tributes in an authentic and respectful manner. The orchestra is made up of the best jazz musicians in Central Florida.