|Toledo Jazz Orchestra to play at VW Fountain Park Friday|
|Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:08 AM|
The music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, and much more will fill Van Wert’s Fountain Park Friday night as the Toledo Jazz Orchestra takes the stage in the latest Fountain Park Summer Music concert.
As a special treat for this Van Wert concert, former jazz trumpet soloist with the Woody Herman band, Rob Smith, and current lead trumpeter of the Count Basie Band, Mike Williams, will be performing with the TJO. In addition, jazz vocalist Judie Cochill will be singing with the band.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lincoln Highway, an antique car show will enhance the great music of the Big Band Swing Era. Celebrate Recovery of Van Wert will be serving a summer menu of delectable foods to go with shaved ice, pop corn and cotton candy. Bring the kids and grand kids to the park to enjoy this free concert, sponsored by The Van Wert County Foundation in cooperation with the Van Wert City Parks and Recreation.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets.