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Bill Luxton (vocals), with Alan Mackenzie (saxophone)
The Grey Jazz Big Band
Centrepointe Studio Theatre
Friday, 2018 November 9
The Grey Jazz Big Band proves the aphorism: "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." It's Ottawa's most senior band, with “a lot of experience”, and includes many retired musicians keeping up their chops playing in it. Some of its members are in their 90s.
Bill Luxton was the band's MC and male vocalist for more than 25 years. He died September 13, at the age of 92.
Read our tribute to Bill Luxton: Bill Luxton: the 'consummate professional' who loved singing classic jazz
Read our review of this performance: The Grey Jazz Big Band: remembering the 20th century with tender ballads and exuberant swing
Read our profile of the Grey Jazz Big Band: The Grey Jazz Big Band remembers touchstone tunes from the last century