CGOA PRESENTS SWING INTO SPRING With The Jazz Collective Big Band
Lovers of classic big band music and swing dance should mark April 12 on their calendars, as the CGOA Jazz Collective presents “Swing into Spring” at the beautiful Discovery Center in The Dalles. With free dance instruction by Johnny and Hannah Griffith beginning at 7 PM, the evening is an all-ages event and a great way to enjoy some lively music and the company of enthusiastic swing dancers.
This is the third swing dance the Jazz Collective has produced and prior events at the Elks Lodge in Hood River were sold out events. Tickets are available through gorgeorchestra.org and are $20 for adults ($15 for CGOA members), $5 youth ages 10-17, and free for kids under 10. Refreshments will be sold by the Discovery Center.
The CGOA Jazz Collective was formed four years ago and is made up of professional musicians, music educators and talented Gorge area amateurs -- including several from The Dalles. The Jazz Collective performs a wide variety of jazz styles, from early classics to the latest arrangements and has collaborated with a number of northwest artists, including Mel Brown and his sextet.