Lighthouse Big Band: Standards and the Movies
The Lighthouse Big Band’s final show of this season will feature songs considered as “standard literature” in the jazz world, in addition to movie themes that have reached that status. The band will be joined by guest vocalists Eva Thelen-Dunphy and Corynn Latta to add even more excitement to the evening. Come join us for a fun summer evening of big band jazz and dance.
A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of a check in the amount of $1,600.00 to Julie Gilgenbach as the result of the fundraiser the Lighthouse Big Band presented in July. The funds go to the Dan Gilgenbach Music Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating senior who is attending a Fond du Lac County school and will be pursuing a major in Music, Music Therapy, Music Performance, or Music Education.
Date: Tuesday, August 9
Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admission
Location: Fountain City Jazz and Dance Club
The Lighthouse Big Band, a 20+ year mainstay in the music scene, is now also honored to be a resident ensemble at Thelma.
A WAMI nominee for Best Big Band, the band plays a variety of genres in the big band style. The Lighthouse Big Band performs music including traditional big bands/dance bands of the 30’s and 40’s, the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington, Latin Jazz, contemporary big bands like Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, as well as big band versions of rock/fusion music.
The LBB has long been the house band for the Fond du Lac Jazz Festival, and has appeared in concert and dance venues throughout the state backing such jazz stalwarts as Tom “Bones” Malone, David “Fathead” Newman, Kevin Mahogany, Eugene Rousseau, Tony Scodwell, Scott Whitfield and Ginger Bergman, Janet Planet, and the acclaimed jazz trumpeter Valery Ponomarev.
“The Lighthouse Big Band is honored to be a part of the area arts community, presenting listening opportunities, promoting learning opportunities and preserving this great art form,” says Brad Curran of Curran Music Studios and leader of the Lighthouse Big Band.