September 15 - 17, 2017
Canadian Big Band Celebration - Saugeen Shores Ontario Canada

Georgian Sound Big Band

Thornbury, On
Georgian Sound Big Band

2011 is a very special year for the Georgian Sound Big Band. The group is not only celebrating its 25th Anniversary since being founded by Bob Cringan in 1986; it is also presenting the 20th Anniversary version of the Georgian Sound Festival which has become a premier event in the Thornbury /Clarksburg area. Based in Thornbury, the Band draws talent from the South Georgian Bay region under the leadership of Don Doner, the musical direction of trombonist Brad Crawford with vocals by Lisa Hutchinson and trumpeter Dave Watson. With its wide variety of ballroom and swing music including favourites from past to present decades, the Band continues to delight dancers at public and private events, concerts in the park and Festivals. Our next band event will be the 21st annual Harvest Moon dance on Oct 16th 2010 at the Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg. Since 1992 the Band has been the driving force behind the Georgian Sound Festival, now a three day event that includes the following: Jazz Youthfest provides regional youth ensembles the opportunity to perform before prominent adjudicators and to receive professional instruction in a clinic setting. Jazzmania showcases every genre of jazz including Dixieland, Swing, Be Bop, Gospel and Latin rhythms. Big Band matinee and evening performances provide multiple big bands, swing and ballroom demonstrations and the chance to enjoy dancing to favourites from the Big Band era Sunday morning Jazz Brunch features this year?s headliner Peter Appleyard Gospelfest celebrates the beginnings of jazz with a wide range of Gospel music. This year?s Festival takes place in Thornbury and Clarksburg April 29- May 1, 2011. The Band has the good fortune to be partnered with the Thornbury/Clarksburg Rotary Club for the third year.With the support of local sponsors and 100 volunteers the event usually attracts over 2000 fans For more information about the Georgian Sound Big Band www. georgiansound.ca 519 599 3449 or the Georgian Sound Festival www.georgiansoundfestival.ca 519 599 3223

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