ARVADA, CO – The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities presents the enthusiastic sounds of the 1940s Big Band era with The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and the Pied Pipers on Friday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater.
The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra was established in 1935, after a dispute over the tempo of a song separated Jimmy from brother Tommy, who previously recorded together as The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra. Jimmy found himself an instant leader of his new band. The group gained momentum through the 1940s, and the band jumped to the top of the music charts with hits like “Amapola,” “Green Eyes,” “So Rare” and “Tangerine.”
The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra has continued successfully for decades and is still in great demand all over the world. The band’s leadership has most recently been passed to Bill Tole who continues to bring joy to the young and the young at heart with the sounds of American music.
The Pied Pipers were formed in 1938 during the making of the musical Alexander’s Ragtime Band and recorded several songs with Frank Sinatra such as “I’ll Never Smile Again.” The four Pied Pipers officially joined The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra in 1940. The quartet of today carries on their tradition of true ‘40s sound with their distinctive vocal harmonies and signature tunes like “This Love of Mine,” “Embraceable You” and “Modern Dream.”
Tickets for the Arvada Center’s presentation of The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra with The Pied Pipers are $28 for covered seating and $18 for lawn seating. For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Arvada Center box office at 303-431-3939 or visit the Center’s website at www.arvadacenter.org. The tickets for covered seating are going quickly, but there are still plenty of lawn tickets available. This concert is presented in partnership with Secure Horizons.
This show is part of the Arvada Center’s summer concert series featuring music from a wide variety of artists. All concerts are held in the Arvada Center Amphitheater, an intimate venue under the Rocky Mountain skies. All concerts are held in the Arvada Center Amphitheater, a unique venue under the Rocky Mountain skies. The amphitheater seats 600 in covered seating and has the capacity for an additional 600 on the lawn. Providing an intimate setting where no audience member is farther than 100 feet from the stage, the Center’s amphitheater is the place to go for Colorado’s finest outdoor entertainment.Concertgoers are welcome to bring a picnic dinner or purchase a barbecue meal at the concert.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is the metro area’s 12th largest cultural attraction, devoted to all aspects of the arts. Located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on Wadsworth, the Arvada Center is just a short 20-minute drive from downtown Denver. For more information call the Arvada Center box office at 303-431-3939 or visit the Center’s website at www.arvadacenter.org. For media requests, contact Kristin Stork, director of media relations, at 303-431-3962 or email@example.com.
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