John Morrison’s big band swings by Frankston

Published on 07 June 2022

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The long-awaited national tour of The Celebration of Swing arrives in Frankston on Sunday 10 July for one performance at the Frankston Arts Centre.

A concert spectacular featuring celebrated jazz drummer John Morrison’s Swing City big band and his deft musical direction, this production honours the famous American big band leaders and their orchestras from the 1940s – the golden era of swing.

Having graced stages around Australia for more than 20 years, Swing City was formed in 1999 for the opening of the Sydney Olympics and has since gone on to headline almost every major event and festival in Australia.

Brought to life on stage by 15 Australian musicians and singers, The Celebration of Swing stars esteemed singers Jackie Cooper, pictured, and Gregg Arthur, Sydney’s top instrumental jazz soloists, and John leading the charge behind the drum kit.

Expect nostalgic, unforgettable music from the greatest big bands of the 1940s, including the songs of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Benny Goodman and more. After 85 years, this music is still recognised as timeless icons of our culture.

Experience The Celebration of Swing live on stage at Frankston Arts Centre for one show only on Sunday, July 10, at 3pm. Tickets are on sale online now or by calling the Box Office on 9784 1060.

Celebration of Swing at Frankston Arts Centre

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