August 18th 2013
The SJE will feature the leader of the TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA ,Terry Myers , who is also an expert on the music of Benny Goodman.The Goodman band kicked off the swing era and brought it to it’s greatest heights.
An Iowa native, Terry was a member of the US Marine Corps Reserves for five years. After college, where he majored in music and education, Terry honed his musical talent and soon developed a successful career in Nashville and New York City. When Terry decided to move to Florida, he quickly became one of the most in-demand musicians in the state. He was a band leader at Disney World’s Epcot Center for four years and, for a time, led the band at Rosie O’Grady’s, which was part of the popular Church Street Station entertainment complex in downtown Orlando.In the past, Terry has performed with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra , The Tex Beneke Orchestra, The Les Elgart Band, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Ray Charles, Don Lamond, Chubby Jackson, Louis Bellson, Bob Haggart, Jake Hanna, Butch Miles and many others too numerous to name. In addition, he led the Artie Shaw Orchestra when former leader, Dick Johnson, was on hiatus, and Terry was always Buddy Morrow’s “first call” to sub for him with the TDO. Terry, as the leader of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra continues to enjoy a stellar career in Big Band Jazz.
The Sanford Jazz Ensemble will open the first set with vocalist LINDA COLE and RON STARKS.
August 18th 3pm
Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 S Magnolia Ave , Sanford Fl,32771
Admission $10 , $5 with student ID