Side Street Strutters Perform In Cleveland Feb. 26

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Side Street Strutters, feature performers at Disneyland for over two decades and national touring big band sensation, bring their new production of “Shiny Stockings, featuring Meloney Collins” to the Conn Center on the Campus of Lee University on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.  

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $25 for this concert. Discounted season tickets may be purchased for $35 that include the season finale concert the “Legacy of Floyd Cramer” featuring Cramer’s grandson Jason Coleman, on April 25 . For more information call 473-1114 or  715-5662.

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Side Street Strutters was formed in 1983 by a group of students at Arizona State University.  Since then the ensemble has firmly established itself as an industry standard bearer, garnering festival appearances and awards and touring internationally; not to mention their 23 year stint as featured entertainers at Disneyland.  The Strutters have recorded eight albums, their most recent, “Back to Bourbon Street,” celebrating their 25th anniversary with a salute to the roots of jazz and the group’s own foundation.  Their newest project, Shiny Stockings, features the sultry vocals of Meloney Collins.  “Meloney’s sassiness and energy has ignited a new spark for the band,” says clarinetist Vince Verdi, “for me it’s reminiscent of the big band shows in the golden age of jazz.”   All orchestrations are created from within the group, and the live show features a tap dancing trumpeter and their signature humor and repartee. 

The Cleveland-Bradley Concert Association has been presenting internationally acclaimed artists since 1958.  This all-volunteer nonprofit organization is committed to enriching the cultural life of the Cleveland-Bradley area through live performances.  Thanks to the generosity of patrons and sponsors, these concerts can be offered at affordable, family friendly prices. 


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