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AZ Swing Kings

AZ Swing Kings

Jazz Surprise, AZ  US


  • 2014

    Feb 12

    Sun City West, AZ, US | 1:30pm

    Feb. 12 - Wednesday, 2:00 PM - Free Concert The Musicians Club of Sun City West is proud to present The Arizona Swing Kings Orchestra, February 12 at 2 pm, at the Stardust Theater. The eighteen-piece jazz/swing big band is directed by Lenny King, music educator and former leader of the Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. This premier orchestra from the West Valley features vocalist Joni King and trumpeter Dan Reed.Listeners can expect to hear classic arrangements from the big band era, including those made famous by Benny Goodman, Les Brown, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Harry James, and others. The band also presents popular hits from the great American Songbook. Doors open at 1:30 pm. This free concert is open to the public. Info: Joyce Bowlby 206-898-7187 Current club members are encouraged to bring friends and neighbors. SCW residents are welcome to become members of the club for an annual membership of $5.00 and enjoy a variety of music. You need not be a musician to belong, so swing on in to the Stardust Theatre and enjoy a musical trip down memory lane. Start celebrating Valentine’s Day a few days early. The Stardust Theatre is located at 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd, at the corner of R.H. Johnson and Stardust in the Kuentz Recreation Center.

  • 2013

    Mar 30

    Peoria, AZ, US | 5:30pm

    Benevilla on Broadway, stage show Dinner, Featuring guest vocalists: Phyllis Ranzinger, Katie Iverson, David Bentley, Art Bigornia, Joni King. On-stage band will be the AZ Swing Kings, directed by Lenny King. Info: 623-388-4858

  • 2013

    Feb 23

    Glendale, AZ, US | 11:40am

    White Sox vs. Dodgers


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    PROGRAM SELECTIONS Swing Kings - Memorial Jazz Concert - May 26, 2013 - Sun City West Program to be selected from: The Star Spangled Banner - traditional Strike Up the Band - arr. Sammy Nestico Armed Forces Medley American Patrol - Glenn Miller I'm Getting Sentimental Over You - Tommy Dorsey Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa Stompin' at the Savoy - arr. Bill Holman If I Could - Pat Matheny Bob's Ballad - Bob Fisher Greasy Sack Blues - Don Rader New York, New York - arr. B. Csillik Rube's Blues - Gene Roland I've Got a Crush on You - arr. Dave Barduhn Shiny Stockings - Count Basie Leap Frog - Les Brown Pennsyvania 6-5000 - Glenn Miller Cute - Neal Hefti Over the Rainbow - arr. Dave Wolpe Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman Summertime - George Gershwin In the Mood - Glenn Miller Sugar Blues - Clyde McCoy The Man With the Horn - Harry James
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    AZ Swing Kings
    Our next concert: May 26 AZ Swing Kings Orchestra Memorial Jazz Concert Sun City West Sunday, May 26, 2013 1:00 - 2:30 PM, free admission RH Johnson Recreation Center 19803 RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ 85374 Memorial Jazz Concert - A musical review featuring the jazz arrangements of the famous big bands. Patriotic and swing music selections will be presented from such bands as: Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Les Brown, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and many others. Featured soloists: vocalist Joni King and trumpeter Dan Reed. This will be a fantastic afternoon of musical entertainment. The Musical Director is Lenny King, who formerly created and directed the Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.


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Sounds Like: Brian Setzer, Stan Kenton, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Woody Herman

Bio: Len King, Director - brief bio

Len King was a music educator in Illinois public schools for 35 years; leading all types of instrumental groups including bands, orchestras, and jazz bands. His jazz performing groups have attained national recognition for their excellence. His final teaching posit...See Full Bio

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