Highland Royal Scots and Big Band to present spring jazz show

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Enjoy vocal and instrumental jazz with a night of tight vocal harmonies, as well as solos accompanied by a small combo with the Royal Scots and the Highland Big Band on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre at the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

This year’s Royal Scots will feature jazz arrangements and jazz originals, including “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” and “Chili con Carne” (as sung by The Real Group).

“I view our upcoming show as a return to the great shows that the big hotels and supper clubs from across the country would produce during the 1950s and 60s,” said Bill Petersen, Highland Big Band Director. “The Highland Big Band will act as the house band and the Royal Scots will be the featured entertainers. The Highland Big Band will perform a couple of songs by ourselves but mostly we will provide the accompaniment to songs from the repertoire of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin and other great entertainers of the 20th century.”

Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $8 for students. To purchase tickets, visit highland.edu/boxoffice or call 815-599-3718, or at the door the night of the show.

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