WHITE MILLS - The audience will be bouncing and swaying to the irresistible rhythms of The Cab Calloway Orchestra at the Wildflower Music Festival on Saturday, August 12. The incredible sounds of this hot jazz orchestra begins at 6 p.m.
The Calloway family has been dazzling audiences since the 1920s’ Calloway Brooks, along with the Cab Calloway Orchestra deliver both the authentic sound of a hot jazz orchestra and a snazzy stage style-bringing out a jump, blues, and boogie experience. Using the Calloway bands original vintage orchestrations as a starting point, coupled with the awesome musicians who have played with this big band for decades, The Cab Calloway Orchestra creates the authentic unforgettable sensation.
Based at the exclusive Cotton Club in Harlem in the 30s and 40s, the original Cab Calloway Orchestra was one of the most important jazz bands in America. Among the great famous musicians who came from the Calloway Orchestra over the years were famous trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie, Jonah Jones, Doc Cheatham, and Shad Collins trombonists Tyree Glenn, and Quentin Jackson, saxophonists Chu Berry, Illinois Jacquet, Benny Carter, Ike Quebec, Ben Webster, Hilton Jefferson and Eddie Barefield, bassist Milt Hinton, drummer Cozy Cole and Panama Francis.
Cab’s career went on to include major films and musicals such as Stormy Weather, Porgy and Bess, The Cincinnati Kid, Hello Dolly!, The Blues Brothers and even a video with Janet Jackson in Design of a Decade.
General admission tickets are $24; students 6 to 18 years are $12. There is no charge for children under six.
This is the last concert of the Wildflower 2017 season.
The general admission performance begins at 6 p.m. at the Wildflower Amphitheater on the grounds of the beautiful Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary in White Mills, between Hawley and Honesdale, PA. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and pack a picnic to enjoy the pristine setting. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held at the air-conditioned auditorium at the Wallenpaupack Area High School.
All performers and programs are subject to change. Tickets can be purchased at the gate the evening of the performance and in advance at www.wildflowermusic.org or by phone, 570-253-5500. For additional information and directions, call 570-253-5500 (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit online at www.wildflowermusic.org.