Tickets are now available for the AZ Swing Kings concert—"The Great American Songbook and All That Jazz"—7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane.
The show will feature the Arizona Swing Kings Orchestra with vocalists Vito Maynes, Bridget Maynes and “The Aug," pianist/arranger.
Mr. Maynes is one of 10 musically talented siblings. He performs in the style of Frank Sinatra and has been involved in performing most of his life. The Big Band era was the genre that has fascinated him the most.
The "Bridget & The Aug" duo has been in existence since 1990. The duo consists of vocalist Bridget Maynes and the piano/keyboard player Auggie Mendoza. Ms. Maynes is the founder of the award-winning "Mayneswing" girls trio, which won Best Vocal Group of the year three years in a row from "Jazz In Arizona." Mr. Mendoza is a bassist, pianist and music writer/arranger in the valley's music industry.
This performance will be on the Arizona Broadway Theatre main stage, where tables will be spaced apart for social distancing.
Seating is reserved and limited to a capacity audience of 208 people. Tickets are $32 for the concert, or $52, which includes the concert and a three-course dinner starting at 5:30 p.m.
“The Great American Songbook” is a term used to describe the music from an era of popular American songs principally from Broadway, musical theater and Hollywood musical film, from the 1930s through the 1960s.
The Arizona Swing Kings is a 19-piece big band consisting of professional musicians who play the songs of the famous bands who represented the swing and jazz eras. The band is directed by Lenny King, founder and former leader of the Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.
Event organizers are urged to contact the AZ Swing Kings for band booking information. Without obligation, possible event performance dates could be discussed, with the flexibility of later changes or cancellations due to the Covid-19 problems.