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Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Swingadelic

Sunday, November 24, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Featuring the music of Johnny Mercer, with Dave Post, director/bassist, with Bill Easley, sax; John Bauers, piano & vocals; David Longworth, drums; and Vanessa Perea, vocals.

Swingadelic began in 1998 as the neo-swing movement was cresting. Upright bassist Dave Post gathered his jazz and blues playing friends together to play engagements at New York City's Supper Club, Swing 46 and Windows On The World, the former restaurant atop of the World Trade Center. As the swing scene waned the band was able to turn to swing dance groups, concerts, festivals, schools and private engagements to keep active. Swingadelic has performed at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing, NJPAC, and at many festivals, including Bele Chere (Ashville NC), MusikFest (Allentown PA) the CD 109 Jazz & Blues Festival (Red Bank, NJ) and the Sanofi-Aventis JazzFest (Madison NJ).

The band plays about 100 dates per year and has traveled from Maine to Atlanta. Swingadelic has maintained a residency for six years at Swing 46 in NYC where it performs every other Monday as a ten piece "little big band." Swingadelic has seven CDs and has been recording for the ZOHO Music label since 2011. Swingadelic CDs have been in the JazzWeek Radio charts top thirty and garnered many critically acclaimed reviews in jazz publications such as Jazz Times and All About Jazz. The band's newest ZOHO release (April 2017) is called "Mercerville" a collection of songs written by the legendary Johnny Mercer who was not only an iconic figure as a lyricist and composer for the American Songbook, but he was a celebrity and entertainer throughout the '40s and '50s, with a popular radio show during the war years had gigs with a lot of the big bands of the era, hit records of his own and winner of four Academy Awards for Best Song as well as two Grammys for Song of the Year.

$30 in advance.  $35 at the door or save and purchase all 5 Jazz Concerts for $135.

This season is sponsored by Heath Village, a unique retirement community since 1966 and John Johnson Insurance of John Johnson Auto Group.