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Eastern's Arts and Lectures Series Showcases the U.S. Coast Guard Swing Band

U.S. Coast Guard Swing Band.jpgEastern's 12th Annual Arts and Lecture Series continues on Feb. 5 with a free concert by the U.S. Coast Guard Swing Band. The concert will take place in Shafer Auditorium at 7 p.m. 

Formed in the summer of 1989, "The Masters of Swing" U.S. Coast Guard Swing Band spotlights swing-era music of the '30s and '40s, performing compositions by such jazz greats as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and George Gershwin. Skillfully arranged by members of the group, the musical selections demand sparkling ensemble playing and highlight the performer's improvisational expertise. In Duke Ellington's words, "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!"  The concert is free of charge; however, because seating is limited, those interested should reserve their seats by calling (860) 465-0036 or e-mailing tickets@easternct.edu

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