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After 36 years, Jazz Band Dinner Dance will shift to new location

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 February 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – For the first time in 36 years, The Albion High School Jazz Band Dinner Dance is changing its venue, moving from the high school gym to the Cabaret at Studio B inside Gotta Dance by Miss Amy on West Bank Street.

Michael Thaine, the AHS Director of Bands, wants to recreate the intimacy and atmosphere one would experience at a real, Big Apple jazz club.

“Jazz was originally created for an intimate setting where the audience sits very close to the musicians. Even the most famous NYC jazz clubs like the Cotton Club, Blue Note and the House of Blues are not big venues,” Thaine said.

The Jazz Band will perform two shows on April 5. There will be 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. concerts.

Thaine and the  Jazz Band have prepared arrangements to the theme of “An Evening at the Club with the Rat Pack.”  Songs of Sinatra, Davis and Martin will be featured. Students participating in Gary Simboli’s musical/vocal programs will assist patrons during the concerts.

Seating is limited. For information about tickets, call the Cabaret at 585-354-2320 or visit the web site by clicking here.