Russ Wilson's Big Band Dance Party
Put on your dancing shoes!
Friday, June 25 @ 7pm
VIP Floor Seating: $32.50 (includes a glass of wine)
Advance Stadium Seating: $25
Day of Stadium Seating: $30
THE DANCE FLOOR IS LOCATED WHERE ROWS AA, BB, CC, DD ARE ON THE MAP!
Russ Wilson And His Famous Orchestra featuring Wendy Jones take the stage at CAE for your listening and (safe) dancing pleasure with the launch of The Russ Wilson Big Band Dance Party, part of the Show Room Series. Russ and the band play the music of the Big Band Era (Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey), enhanced by the vocal stylings of Wendy Jones. From the young to the young at heart, Russ Wilson's Orchestra makes fingers snap and puts feet on the dance floor!
For 40 years Russ Wilson - singer, drummer, conductor, entrepreneur - has worked as a professional musician and has made a name for himself playing many different styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Country, Gospel, Blues, R&B and Symphonic music. Of all these, Jazz remains his first true love.
From the THE MIGHTY MIGHTY MEN in 2001 to the RUSS WILSON AND HIS (40 PIECE) CONCERT ORCHESTRA and the Euphonic Ragtime Orchestra in 2016, Russ helms six different performance groups.
An "amateur historian," he has amassed a collection of over 5000 records (33's, 45's, 78's and cylinders) and 8000 orchestrations dating from the turn of the century to the 1960's.