New Century Dance Orchestra
February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Based in Fond du Lac, the New Century Dance Orchestra recreates the jazzy dance band sounds from the roaring twenties into the swing style of the 1930s at the second concert of the Madison Jazz Society’s year-long 35th anniversary celebration. The ten-piece band is reminiscent of the Paul Whiteman Orchestra and the earliest music of Duke Ellington – the generation of “big band” music that preceded the swing era. The band uses arrangements from the music libraries of three bands that enjoyed consider-able regional popularity from the 1920s through the 1940s.