The Classic Big Band is an organization of professional musicians and dedicated amateurs that plays at various locations in and around the Twin Cities. The Classic Big Band and The Nostalgics vocal quartet were featured at the 2001 and 2002 Glenn Miller Festival in Clarinda, Iowa.
In June, 2002, the Classic Big Band and the Nostalgics Vocal Quartet released their first CD, Sing It! Swing It!, with 17 songs, including "Elmer's Tune," from whose lyrics the CD title is derived.
|The band performed at the Richfield American Legion on Veteran's Day, 2000. Guitarist James Allen is in the center, with drummer Dick Reimer at the left.|
|Glen Newton, piano, and Donna Furst, string bass, rounded out the rhythm section.|
|The Nostalgics sang with the Classic Big Band at the St. Paul Radisson City Center Ballroom on New Year's Eve, 2002.|
The Classic Big Band and the Nostalgics perform regularly at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1114 West 79th Street in Bloomington. They also perform at the Wabasha Street Caves and the Medina Ballroom. For schedule updates, check their web site (www.classicbigband-nostalgics.com/) or call the Nostalgics information line: (612) 827-3173.
Special WWII USO and 1940's Hit Parade shows are available. For booking information, call band leader Dan Odegaard: (651) 633-0239.
To order Sing It! Swing It!, which features such classics as Chattanooga Choo Choo, Sleepy Lagoon, Take It, I've Got You Under My Skin, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Why Don't You Do Right, Traffic Jam, and many more, call Reeves or Sandy Cary at (612) 861-4907 or email email@example.com.
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