Come Swing Again with Queensland Pops Orchestra

ON AUGUST 29, the Queensland Pops Orchestra is back - bigger and brighter than ever - with its next stunning season concert Come Swing Again, presenting an all-time greats swing music showcase.

The highly entertaining JMI New Orleans Street Band will open this unforgettable event, transporting the listener back to the birthplace of traditional jazz with a roving 'street-style' presentation that will set the pace for this carnival of concerts.

Comprising staff and students of the Jazz Music Institute in Brisbane's Bowen Hills, this ebullient ensemble values the importance of early jazz and they're sure to have audiences smiling, tapping their feet and even dancing in the aisles to their cheerful and lively music throughout the concert - encapsulating the very best of traditional melodies and rhythms of the streets of New Orleans.

Headline artist, internationally renowned pianist Joe Chindamo, will tinkle the ivories with a suite of music by the legendary Duke Ellington arranged for piano and orchestra. Joining Joe on stage will be special guest artists Deborah O'Toole and the Empire Swing Dancers.

The ever-suave Qld Pops Big Band will be in full swing mode, adding their special sound to this delectable musical feast.

As they say, variety is the spice of life ... and Pops audiences are assured of a dazzling display of talent for this third series concert of 2015.

Adding to the excitement and enjoyment of this Come Swing Again program, maestro Patrick Pickett CSM and the Queensland Pops Orchestra are proud to introduce one of Brisbane's most appealing specialist ensembles, the Empire Swing Dancers.

Empire Swing is Brisbane's premier swing dance school and this talented troupe's number one priority is to have fun. There'll be colour and movement a'plenty as they wow the crowd with dance moves ranging from Lindy Hop and Charleston to Balboa and Blues.

Come Swing Again with the Queensland Pops Orchestra and special guests, is on at QPAC Concert Hall, Saturday, August 29, 2.30pm and 7.30pm.


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