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Jeff Holmes Big Band to Perform April 24 Canton High School

April 18, 2016 Arts and Entertainment No Comments
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CANTON — Canton Parents for Music and the Canton Public Schools Music Department are proud to host Jeff Holmes Big Band on Sunday, April 24, 2016 as the final concert in their 2016 benefit concert series to support the Canton Public Schools music program.

The Jeff Holmes Big Band featuring vocalist Dawning Holmes will be playing jazz, blues and soul. Band leader/trumpeter/pianist Jeff Holmes is responsible for the ensemble’s book of arrangements and original compositions and has contributed works to the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Ernie Watts, the Big Apple Circus, John Abercrombie and Sheila Jordan among others. He is also Director of Jazz Studies and Artistic Director of Jazz In July at UMASS Amherst. In addition to her work with the big band, Dawning Holmes has sung in jazz clubs from New York City to London and has guested with both Paul Winter and the UMASS Studio Orchestra/Jazz Ensemble I. She performs pieces made popular by Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Sam Cooke, Amy Winehouse and many more.

Canton Music Department Chair and Band Leader, John Mastroianni often plays with the Jeff HolmesBig Band and will be joining them on stage for this concert.  As well, the award winning Canton High School Jazz Band will also be featured on stage as part of the concert.

The concert takes place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 24 in the Canton School Auditorium, 76 Simonds Ave, Canton.

Tickets are available for purchase online at the Canton Parents for Music website(http://www.cantonparentsformusic.org/) or may be purchased in advance in the Canton High School Office, 860-693-7707, weekdays, 7:30 am-3:30 pm.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the concert.

Tickets are $20 General Admission, $15 for students and seniors.


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