Big Band Night
Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble and Groove Company
The Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble and popular horn band, Groove Company, will be on stage at Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Centre in Summerside on November 25 at 7:30 pm. Since its formation 28 years ago, the Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble has aimed at presenting a balance of classic and contemporary jazz. The Summerside show will follow that tradition. Audience members can expect several standards from legends like Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie, along with modern jazz charts like an up-tempo shuffle inspired by Pokémon video games, as well as an intense swing arrangement of “Sunny Side of the Street” by PEI’s own Jonathan MacInnis. Between big band sets, the stage will be taken over by Groove Company. Featuring the unique arrangements of bandleader Perry Williams, Groove Company will cover hits by a wide range of pop artists, including The Kinks, Cat Stevens, The Bee Gees and The Boxtops. Doors open at 7 pm.