The Sharon Welcomes A Tribute to Benny Goodman
On February 27, at 7:00pm, British jazz group the Julian Bliss Septet will perform an evening of knockout arrangements of music jazz clarinet legend Benny Goodman and his contemporaries at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, The Villages, FL.
Formed by virtuoso British clarinetist Julian Bliss in 2010 to build on the admiration he held for Goodman, the Septet swing through their fourth US tour with an evolved program of original arrangements guiding us on a journey through some of the great tunes of the swing era.
The Septet features exceptional musicians handpicked from the jazz circuit. Together they have played at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals around the world, including the famous Ronnie Scott's, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Bermuda Jazz Festival, and, in 2018, two sell-out shows at Lincoln Center, New York.
Their debut recording - A Tribute to Benny Goodman - was released in 2012 to critical acclaim from jazz and classical reviewers alike. This performance will recreate the unmistakable sound of thirties and forties swing; staying true to the spirit and style of the era but bringing a classy modern twist to the music. Expect favorites such as: Lady Be Good (Rifftide), Georgia Brown, Sing Sing Sing, Don't be that Way, Stompin' at the Savoy and Memories of You.