Monday, September 17, 2012
TOMMY DORSEY RIDES AGAIN
Today being Sunday, I went to the first of the Fayette Area Community Concert Association concerts for the new season. We were entertained by the Tom Daugherty Orchestra Presents A Tommy Dorsey Tribute.
The 17-member band performs a "Las Vegas" style show with Big Band arrangements of music from the 40s, 50s and 60s. The band leader, Tom Daugherty, is known as The Big Band Keeper of the Flame. They originate out of Dayton, Ohio, but play concerts all over the country.
"Band Leader, trombonist, musical arranger, vocalist, and music educator, Tom Daugherty has been associated with the music business since 1979. Tom has been the musical director and driving force behind The Tom Daugherty Orchestra since its inception. Because of his skills as a band leader, solo trombonist, and arranger, the organization has soared to new heights, performing his arrangements and transcriptions of the original “Big Band ” swing music arrangements. He has formed and arranged music for the vocal group called the “Sentimental Singers” in the tradition of the original “Modernairs”. Tom Daugherty has produced several recordings, television shows, and “live” radio broadcasts."
Some of their Musical Selections Included,
“Getting Sentimental Over You”, “Opus One”, “Song Of India”
“Sunny Side Of The Street”, “Boogie Woogie”, “Swanee River”
“Marie”, “Blue Skies”, “I’ll Be Seeing You”, “Our Love Affair”
“Lets Get Away From It All”, “Hawaiian War Chant”, and many more!
Vocalist Mindy Meltzer has been singing with the band for over 16 years.
A "swingin' time was had by all!