Lincroft, NJ – On Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8pm, the Brookdale Big Band will return to the PAC main theater at Brookdale Community College to mark the end of their 28th year performing America’s enduring style of Swing music on Brookdale’s stage.

The Brookdale Big Band was founded in 1985 by Professor Joseph Accurso to preserve and propagate the uniquely American form of music known as Swing, made popular by groups such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. The Brookdale Big Band specializes in the repertoire of many of these artists. The band is comprised of professional musicians from the Central New Jersey area and features Brookdale Speech Professor Barbara Baron as vocalist.

Swing music represented a revolution in Jazz. Swing, beginning in the 1930s, departed from the traditional form of Jazz and relied on syncopated melodies and wailing horns. The 18 piece Brookdale Big Band keeps this American style of music alive, which is recognized around the world as America’s classical music. Swing mimics the American experience like no other style of art. Swing is a reflection of this rich American mosaic, told through the soul and feel of big band styling.

Tickets are $17 for the general public, $15 for seniors, and $5 with a valid Brookdale student ID card. Tickets will sell out quickly.

Please call the box office to reserve tickets with any major credit card at 732-224-2411.

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