Groove to catchy jazz tunes with Big Band


JAZZ enthusiasts can expect a swinging good time at the Penang Philharmonic Big Band & Orchestra (Strings Section) ‘Keep On Swingin’ concert this Saturday.

To be held at the Dewan Sri Pinang auditorium from 8pm, the evening will feature the Big Band, special guest singer Junji Delfino, as well as a few items with the strings of Penang Philharmonic Orchestra.

Penang Philharmonic Big Band leader Jerome Quah said another guest singer would also be singing songs from P. Ramlee and Jimmy Boyle.

“The objective of the concert is to get everybody to continue grooving with the Big Band,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Quah said the Big Band is a jazz orchestra that was popular during the 1930s and 40s.

“It consists of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and so forth,” he said.

Tickets for the concert are priced at RM25, RM250, RM500 and RM1,000 and can be bought from the Penang Philharmonic office at G1, Dewan Sri Pinang from 10am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday (04-2622462/ 012-4854733).

They can also be bought at Bentley Music at Gurney Paragon Mall from 10am to 10pm (04-2262333) and Areca Books at The Star Pitt St. from 9.30am to 5.30pm daily (04-2519001).

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