YORKTON – Just under 200 people were in attendance for the All That Jazz Big Band show at the Painted Hand Casino Event Center on the evening of Nov. 9.
After three years without a big band show, the Yorkton All That Jazz Big Band showed their stuff featuring vocal soloists Adelle Sawatzy, Graham Gilmore and Craig Read.
Instrumental soloists were captured in all sections and featured many fine local musicians. The 20 piece big band was primed did their stuff in proud style. They performed to a large enthusiastic crowd who enjoyed big band music from the 1940's as a Tribute to the Veterans, including In the Mood, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Take the A Train, and Blue Skies to mention a few.
The second half of the evening had more contemporary hits from Michael Buble, James Bond's Skyfall, Blood Sweat, Stevie Wonder, Gerry Rafferty, Van Morrison, and Earth Wind & Fire.
The finale had two trumpet players leading the audience in Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline! As a special attraction, artist and trombone player Dean Printz shared his large murals of Glenn Miller, Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra, James Brown, and James Bond.