West Michigan Symphony Presents: ‘Great Ladies of Swing’

Muskegon, Michigan, April 14, 2017 — Jazz vocalist Dee Daniels joins the West Michigan Symphony at Muskegon’s Frauenthal Theater for a pops concert titled “Great Ladies of Swing,” Friday, April, 28.

Daniels’ program features jazz classics made famous by swing legends Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughan, such as “Fever,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” “Makin’ Whoopee” and “Mack the Knife.” Guest conductor Matthew Kraemer will lead the West Michigan Symphony orchestra which will be joined by local jazz musicians Tim Foncek, drums, Terry Lower, piano, and Jack Dryden, bass.

Daniels has performed and/or recorded with jazz artists including Benny Green, Houston Person, John Clayton, Russell Malone, Wycliffe Gordon, Cyrus Chestnut, Clark Terry, Ken Peplowski, Kenny Barron, Bill Mays, Jeff Clayton, Martin Wind, Bucky Pizzarelli, Helen Sung, Christian McBride, David Young and many more. Her international career includes performances in twelve African countries, Australia, South America, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Japan, throughout North America, and many countries within Europe. With the creation of her selection of symphony pops programs that include “Great Ladies of Swing,” Dee has enjoyed sharing stages with symphony orchestras across the USA and Canada.

Single Ticket Prices: $23-$54 Student tickets: $10. The performance is Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Frauenthal Theater in downtown Muskegon. Tickets can be purchased by calling the WMS box office at 231.726.3231 x223, in person at 360 W. Western Avenue, online at www.westmichigansymphony.org or at info@westmichigansymphony.org.

Michigan Arts & Culture Council
National Endowment for the Arts