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"King of Swing" at Billings Estate Museum, Thursday July 7

Swing dancers perform in front of the Orchestra at Billings Estate Museum ©Brett Delmage, 2007There were over 140 concerts at the Ottawa Jazz Festival. Some of them were jazz, but none were a classic big band.

What's a big band lover to do? Worry no longer: The Ottawa Jazz Orchestra (previously Impressions in Jazz Orchestra) will perform at the Billings Estate Museum from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday July 7. They will recall the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s and the time when Swing was King. Ottawa Jazz Orchestra will play music by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller and they'll  be joined by the dynamite Swing Dynamite dancers. The teachers from Swing Dynamite will also present a free swing dance lesson during the concert break.

With a termperature of around 20C and very low risk of rain, it promises to be a great evening.

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View photos by Brett Delmage of past IJO shows at Billings Estate Museum