Sidney show a tribute to ‘Big Band’ days

Swiftsure Big Band performs June 5 at the Mary Winspear Centre.

Bill Roland plays the trumpet with the Switftsure Big Band.

Swiftsure Big Band is presenting “Salute to the Big Band Era,” an evening of the larger-than-life sounds of days gone by.

Saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, guitar, bass, percussion, and the incomparable sultry vocals by Miranda Sage are sure to get your toes tapping and shoulders bopping in your seat when they perform June 5 at the Mary Winspear Centre.

Swiftsure Big Band has been performing for Vancouver Island for more than 20 years, including at The Empress Hotel, Government House, The Crystal Gardens and Beacon Hill Park.

With their flawless renditions of classics from Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, and more, it’s a show that is not to be missed.

The show begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 5 at the Charlie White Theatre at the Mary Winspear Centre.

Tickets are $28, available at the box office, marywinspear.ca or by calling 250-656-0275.

For more information, visit swiftsurebigband.com.

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