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Capitol Jazz Orchestra to be Joined by Dave Scoot, Liz Saunder & More, 10/4

As a special tribute to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and a heartfelt acknowledgement to "The Greatest Generation," The Capital Jazz Orchestra will perform the music of the legendary Glenn Miller on Sunday, October 4, at 4pm. The Capital Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Clayton "Skip" Poole, will be joined by special guests Dave Scott, Liz Saunders, and the More Than Four vocal quartet for an evening that is sure to transport audiences back to the swing era with Miller classics including "In the Mood", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo", and more!

Re-creating the role of The Modernaires will be the acclaimed vocal group More Than Four while Dave Scott and Liz Saunders will perform the roles of Ray Eberle and Marion Hutton. In addition to iconic songs like "Chatanooga Choo-Choo," "Kalamazoo," and "In the Mood," great dances from the 1940s will be performed by the talented dancers of The New England School of Dance.

Spanning two of the most musical cities in the US, vocal quartet More Than Four finds inspiration in close harmonies, soaring melodies, and innovative grooves. Bass Tsunenori "Lee" ABE, an award-winning composer and arranger, came up with the concept when he found that his brief hiatus from vocal groups was too much for him to handle, and contacted soprano Katya Dreyer-Oren, a vocalist and songwriter who was about to move to New York. They came up with an idea of a group that would span cities, genres, and formats. They joined up with alto Liz Tobias, an internationally acclaimed Australian vocalist based in Boston, and tenor Michael Johnson, a singer, songwriter from Colorado with PhD in Jazz Voice. Together, More Than Four has created an innovative, blended, unique sound that will capture your mind and steal your heart.

Liz Saunders has been performing in the New England area and beyond for over 20 years. Originally from Cape Cod, MA she has made a full circle and moved back to her roots residing once again by the shores near her home town. Although now she sees the Cape in a different light. Being away for a few years is now allowing her to enjoy and appreciate the landscape, the communities and the art and music scene much more than when she was a teen. When she brings her professionalism and natural charisma onstage, it guarantees the audience an entertaining time!

The Capital Jazz Orchestra is a distinguished group of big band veterans comprised of alumni from such well known Orchestras as Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, as well as the more recent Gordon Goodwin's Big|Brave Phat Band and the band of Toshiko Akiyoshi. They have collectively shared the stage with such stars as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Jack Jones and Joe Williams to name only a few. This hand picked ensemble, comprised of some of the best big band jazz musicians across the United States have enjoyed capacity houses on a recent national tour and have been met with critical acclaim for their exciting performances.

Music Director Clayton (or "Skip" as he is known to his family and friends) is enjoying his 34th year of bringing professional quality music to appreciative audiences. He has served as music director for such diverse groups as the The Northeast Symphony Orchestra, The New England Society Orchestra, The New England Wind Symphony and The Capital Jazz Orchestra.

Following the performance, the CCA's 20th Anniversay Festival will close with a 1940s 'Canteen' reception with dancing, music, and light hors d'oeuvres in the Governor's Hall.

Ticket prices: $45 Gold Circle, $35 Orchestra/Mezzanine, $20 Balcony, $20 Students (All Sections). Tickets are available now by calling 603-225-1111, online at www.ccanh.com, and at the box office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Saturday hours Labor Day through Memorial Day only).

This performance is part of the CCA 20th Anniversary Festival, occurring between September 25th and October 4th. Other performances include Truck on Friday, September 25, 6pm; Martina McBride on Saturday, September 26, 8pm; Concord Chats: 44 South Main Street on Thursday, October 1, 6pm; Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio and David Surette & Susie Burke on Thursday, October 1, 7:30pm; Seth Glier on Friday, October 2, 8pm; and The Met Live in HD: Il Trovatore on Saturday, October 3, 12:55pm.


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