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The holiday is about to get a bit jazzier with this unique adaptation of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite, performed by the Emmy-nominated Scranton Jazz Festival Big Band. With big band arrangements of songs like “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” imagined by jazz legends Shorty Rogers and Duke Ellington, a 17-piece jazz orchestra adds some spice to these sweet seasonal favorites. Performed under the direction of Maestro Marko Marcinko, The Swingin’ Jazz Nutcracker Suite features narration by WGAL’s T.J. Springer and vocals by Amy Banks.


2023 MAD Jazz Festival

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Veritas Vineyards & Winery, 151 Veritas Lane, Afton, VA

Lee Enterprise Virginia is bringing the 2nd Annual Mad Jazz Festival to beautiful Nelson County, Virginia . Mad Jazz Artistic director, and critically acclaimed saxophonist Tim Warfield, presents jazz greats, Grammy-nominated musicians and chart climbers in concert. Its an event not to be missed!
Join Amy Banks Quartet in the VIP "Tribute to Women in Jazz" Room. Also appearing are vocalist Tina Hashemi, the 3D Jazz Trio and award-winning pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton.

$25 general admission; $100 VIP

The All Star Montco Big Band with Amy Banks

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Rivet Canteen & Assembly , 238 E. High St. , Pottstown, PA

The All-Star Montco Jazz Festival Big Band is a 16-piece jazz orchestra that features world-class jazz musicians that live in Montgomery County and the surrounding area. Under the direction of drummer/arranger Marko Marcinko, this large jazz ensemble performs classic big band arrangements as well as modern selections that play a monumental role in jazz history. On September 21st vocalist Amy Banks will join the band and pay tribute to the great jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, "First Lady of Song”. With an exciting brassy sound, Montco Big Band will perform some of Ella’s classic hits such as: Cheek to Cheek, Caravan, and A Tisket- A Tasket, transporting you back to the days when big bands played weekly at the historic Pottstown Sunny Brook Ballroom.

$20 in advance/$25 at the door

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