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Auburn Welcomes The Cab Calloway Orchestra, April 6

cabcalloway2_1314 WHAT: BRAVO presents Cab Calloway Orchestra
WHEN: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Auburn Performing Arts Center, 206 E St. NE

The heir to “Hi-De-Ho”, Chris Calloway Brooks leads this legendary 12-piece orchestra, with charismatic showmanship, irresistible rhythms, and red-hot lyrics that the Cab Calloway Orchestra has been famous for since the 1920s. The grandson of the great band-leader, Calloway-Brooks and the orchestra deliver both the authentic sound of a hot Jazz Orchestra and a snazzy stage style, ringing out the Jump, Blues, and Boogie experience of Swing and jive. CBS’s Paul Shaffer raved "The Cab Calloway Orchestra rocked the house!”

The Cab Calloway Orchestra continues to delight audiences nationally from the historic jazz club “Birdland” in New York City to jazz and other venues all over the country under the baton of Cab’s grandson C. Calloway Brooks. The Calloway family has been dazzling audiences since the 1920’s and this year is no exception. Calloway Brooks, along with the Cab Calloway Orchestra deliver both the authentic sound of a hot Jazz Orchestra and a snazzy stage style-bringing out a Jump, Blues, and Boogie experience of “Swing that is king and Jive that’s alive”. Using the Calloway bands original vintage orchestrations as a starting point, coupled with the awesome musicians who have played with this big band for decades, The Cab Calloway Orchestra creates the authentic unforgettable sensation of a Modern Jazz Orchestra in full flight.  Calloway Orchestra favorites include “Minnie the Moocher (Hi-De-Ho),” “Stormy Weather,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “Geechie Joe.”

Come experience the Cab Calloway Orchestra at the Auburn Performing Arts Center  on Sunday, April 6 at 2:30 p.m.. Tickets: $15/17.  Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, or order online at www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

The City of Auburn BRAVO Performing Arts Series includes music, dance, comedy, film and theater performances for all ages throughout the year. We invite you to share all these magnificent moments on stage where extraordinary things come to life, making Auburns BRAVO Season More Than You Imagined! For a full listing of upcoming shows and to order tickets, please visit www.auburnwa.gov/arts.