Hot Brass & Cool Bal­lads

South­ern Stars Sym­phonic Brass con­cert Satur­day in Crossville

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South­ern Stars Sym­phonic Brass Band will present a pro­gram of big­band swing, Dix­ieland and jazz stylings in “Hot Brass & Cool Bal­lads” on Satur­day night, May 26, at Cum­ber­land County Play­house in Crossville, Ten­nessee.

The 30- piece pro­fes­sional brass en­sem­ble is di­rected by Dr. Steven Sud­duth, head of bands at the Univer­sity of the Cum- berland in Wilm­ing­ton, Ken­tucky. The SSSB is cel­e­brat­ing its 10th sea­son as a pro­fes­sional en­sem­ble of re­gional in­stru­men­tal­ists who per­form a se­ries of an­nual con­certs in Crossville.

In ad­di­tion to the se­lec- tions by the SSSB, mem­bers of the Play­house’s res­i­dent act­ing com­pany will be guest vo­cal­ists: Ja­son Ross, Han­nah Hayes and Jess Grif­fin.

The pro­gram wil l i nclude “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” Dave Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo a la Turk,” “Chat­tanooga Choo Choo,” Chuck Man­gione’s “Chil­dren of Sanchez” and “Ge­or­gia on My Mind” with a flugel­horn solo by Ten­nessee Tech­no­log­i­cal Univer­sity jazz pro­fes­sor Chris McCormick.

There will be a med­ley of Glenn Miller tunes and a rous­ing f inale of big­band hit “Sing, Sing, Sing.” For tick­ets: 931-484-5000 check the play­house

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