July 25, 2014

Free Big Band Concert on Essex Green – Jul. 26

Bob Hughes’ The Big Band will perform swing and standards from The Great American Songbook at a free concert on the Essex Green on Saturday, July 26 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Bob Hughes’ The Big Band will perform swing and standards from The Great American Songbook at a free concert on the Essex Green on Saturday, July 26 from 6:30 pm
to 8:00 pm.

ESSEX — Enjoy the sounds of swing and standards from the Great American Songbook as The Big Band performs at a free concert on the Essex Green on Saturday, July 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The Green is located on Main Street in Essex.

Sponsored by The First Congregational Church in Essex, UCC, the concert will feature music by The Big Band, a 12-piece dance orchestra, led by Bob Hughes. The group’s repertoire includes the big band standards from the past 50 years, including works by Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and other classic bands, as well as newer material by contemporary arrangers. Leader Bob Hughes has performed on saxophone and clarinet with such bands as “The Rhythm Heirs,” the “Greenwich

Retreads,” Atlanta’s “Sentimental Journey Orchestra,” Houston’s “Chuck Nolen Orchestra” and with Marty Conley’s “Big Band Express.”

Bring lawn chairs and a picnic supper. Dancing on the grass or in the gazebo is encouraged. Admission is free.