The Vivacity Band had a wonderful time at the Great Gatsby Swing Dance at the Blue Bamboo in Winter Park! Thank you to everyone who came out and All That Jazz!
This hit show returned to the cozy Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts in Winter Park featuring 20th-century swing tunes from the Roaring ‘20s to the 1950s. It offered the unique opportunity to swing dance with professional musicians and dancers. The concert sold out its first performance in February.
As always with Vivacity, the concert showcased some of Central Florida’s finest musicians, including:
• xylophonist and Vivacity founder Heather Thorn, who teaches at her private studio and performs at Disney, Sea World and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
• vocalist Amy Parnell, who has sung with the Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and Orlando Jazz orchestras
• drummer Greg Parnell, who has played with the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey orchestras
• trumpet player John Depaola, who has performed with Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., and the Moody Blues
• banjo player and guitarist Paul Scavarda, who has performed with Jazz luminaries such as, Dick Cary, Howard Alden, Vince Giordano and Leon Redbone
• saxophonist and flutist Daniel Jordan, who has taught at local colleges and performed with Arturo Sandoval, Natalie Cole and Barry Manilow
• bass player Greg Zabel, fresh from a tour with the Glenn Miller Orchestra