The Celebration of Swing

Next date: Sunday, 10 July 2022 | 03:00 PM to 05:10 PM

Celebration of Swing at Frankston Arts Centre

Join us for a Big Band Blast! Nostalgic, unforgettable music from the most famous big bands of the 1940s.

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


Event Description

The Celebration of Swing will be a Big Band Blast! A concert spectacular honouring the famous American Big band leaders and their orchestras from the 1940s - the golden era of swing.

Enjoy an afternoon of nostalgic, unforgettable music performed by 15 Australian musicians and singers, and showcasing esteemed singers Gregg Arthur and Jackie Cooper along with Australia’s top instrumental jazz soloists.

Musical Director, John Morrison is recognised as one of our nation’s leading jazz drummers, band leader and educator.

The concert’s music repertoire will highlight the greatest Big Band hits of the 1940s, featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James,Benny Goodman and more.

This music is still recognised after 85 years... timeless icons of our culture.

"Here is a great band making its mark in the 21st century with all the colour and trappings of a 1940s Hollywood movie set... no wonder it's a hit!" - The Australian


Presented by The Merchants of Bollywood P/L

Australian Government - RISE Fund

Pre-Show Cocktail Party

This is the perfect way to enjoy your theatre experience - be treated to a complimentary arrival drink and then a delicious menu of canapés to set the scene. You can mingle with other theatre guests or claim a seating area to catch up with friends. 

Members: $50 per member

Full: $55 per person

Menu - 40’s/50’s casual American food theme

  • Mini cheese burgers
  • Southern fried chicken wings with ranch sauce
  • Crumbed fish and chips with tartare
  • SPAM, pea and chorizo croquette
  • Pepperoni pizzetta
  • Banana Split

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COVID-Safe Plan

Our COVID-Safe Plan outlines recent changes, which we ask that you comply with when visiting the Frankston Arts Centre. We want to keep our audiences, performers, crew and staff safe and healthy so we can enjoy arts, entertainment and events together! You can view our COVID-Safe changes outlined in full detail here.









  • Sunday, 10 July 2022 | 03:00 PM - 05:10 PM

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