Wednesday, January 6, 2010

17 Piece Pride and Joy

Greetings and salutations, all! Today on this particularly gray afternoon, I've decided to take a minute and discuss my orchestra, the elephantine Singapore Slingers. At 17 piece, we're not exactly a combo. Nay, the orchestra is comprised of violins, violas, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophones, trumpets, trombone, piano, bass, drums, and banjo. As you probably gather, the venues we play are limited to where we'll fit! The orchestra specializes in American popular song, from 1895-1935, all pre-swing dance music... waltzes, rhumbas, one-steps, two-steps, marches, and of course, those indelible fox trots, and plenty of them. Those of you that have kept up with us know that you can easily catch our updates on Facebook, and hear our tunes on Myspace, but I figure this blogging jazz is just one more way I can spread the good word. Our next 'really big shoe' (for all you kids, that's an Ed Sullivan reference!) will be at the Unity Church here in Dallas, on Greenville and McCommas- 3425 Greenville Ave. to be exact. We'll be there, all done up and ready to go- bringing you music from many, many, MANY years ago (we plan on doing a waltz from 1893). Don't miss this great opportunity to hear great music you just can't hear anywhere else. As a side note, I'm pleased to announce that the Advocate Magazine recently ran a story about my little band- please feel free to check it out online here... Hope to see you all at the show- tickets are available at the church or on their website. See you at the show!

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