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Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
Palatine IL
8:00pm

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Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
Palatine IL
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Lagoon at Dawes Park,
Evanston IL
7:30pm

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
Palatine IL
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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Friday, November 30, 2018

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
7:00pm

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Altergott Auditorium at Palatine High School,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

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Salute to American Jazz

arr. Sammy Nestico

 

Salute to American Jazz pays tribute to America's most notable art form with this medley of four distinct styles in the history of jazz. Selections include Dizzy Gillespie's “A Night in Tunisia,” W.C. Handy's “St. Louis Blues,” Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” and Weather Report’s “Birdland” which refers to the New York City club of the same name made popular by saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker.

Arranger Sammy Nestico (b.1924) is a prolific composer and arranger of jazz and big band swing music. He received a Bachelors degree from Duquesne University. He has arranged for the Count Basie Orchestra, the US Air Force Band and the US Marine Band in Washington DC. He has orchestrated countless works for major film, TV and recording studios.

Last updated on November 16, 2015 by Palatine Concert Band