Help us build a new dedicated performing arts center in Longmont

Longmont Performing Arts Initiative Fundraiser

Help Build the New Performing Arts Center

Friday, October 25, 2019

The show will include an hour-long Swing Dance lesson 6:00 and 7:00 pm, followed by three sets of swingin’ big band jazz from 7:00 until 10:00 PM, featuring  The 18-piece Flatirons Jazz Orchestra.  All ages, beginners and singles welcome.

The Longmont Performing Arts Initiative is developing plans for a new Arts Center in Longmont.  This event will help fund this next step. More details.

LPAI is a collaborative group of six non-profit performing arts organizations in Longmont: Centennial State Ballet, Longmont Chorale, Longmont Concert Band, Longmont Symphony Orchestra, Longmont Youth Symphony and Longs Peak Chorus.

LPAI was formed in 2017, and the creation of a performance facility is its first major undertaking.

Your contribution helps fund the legal and design groundwork for this project.  The event will feature a Silent Auction, Swing Dance Lessons, and an evening of live Big Band Jazz for dancing or just listening.

The Flatirons Jazz Orchestra – featuring Deborah Stafford

FJO is a traditional 18-piece BIG BAND that authentically recreates the romance and excitement of the Swing-Era, with dance music by Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Diane Schuur, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, and more.

Composed of the region’s most outstanding professional musicians, and one of the finest jazz singers in the country, this is swing dance music that will have everyone on their feet.  FJO mixes swinging classics with smoky ballads and easy-listening concert pieces; something for everyone.  Rated “Best Big Band in Denver” by CBS Local, and “One of the 10 Best Jazz Bands in Denver” by ReverbNation.

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