Big Town To Perform At Free Saturday Concert In Santa Monica Library Courtyard

Friday, 2 Aug 2013, 9:01:00 AM

Mitch James

Big Town will perform at a free concert at the Santa Monica Public Library this Saturday.
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Big Town will perform at a free concert at the Santa Monica Public Library this Saturday.

Relax and listen or get up and dance as the swing band Big Town entertains guests of all ages with vintage music this Saturday, Aug. 3 from 12-1 pm in the Main Library’s North Courtyard, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Big Town, which performs as a five to 12 piece ensemble, specializes in vintage dance music ranging from the swinging 1930’s to the soulful 1950’s.

Whether sporting their 1940’s gangster suits or white dinner jackets, this energetic combo brings back the glorious moments of American music.

Band member credits include the Count Basie Orchestra, The Soulsonics, Ray Charles, Lou Rawls and the Royal Crown Revue.

Jean-Paul Monsché, the band’s musical director, has been a professional musician on the Los Angeles scene for more than 25 years.

He has worked with Brian Setzer, Keb’ Mo’, Belinda Carlisle, and Rufus Wainwright.

This concert is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis.

For more information, call 310.458.8600 or visit smpl.org.

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