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Sizzling Summer Series: Swingin’ Jazz
July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$8
Swingin’ Jazz: “Basie to Broadway to Beatles” features the Swing Time trio of Dan Reed on trumpet, Clark Chaffee on drums, and Ellie Chaffee on vocals, along with special guest Nicole Pesce on keyboards.
Enjoy Count Basie hits like “One O’Clock Jump,” as well as standards that were written for Broadway shows and jazzy versions of Beatles tunes, all played by this swingin’ quartet.
Clark Chaffee, drums and vocals, is a versatile performer and music educator from Illinois who has been a driving force in the musical life of the Valley since his move to Sun City West in 2013.
Dan Reed, trumpet, lends his energy, expertise, and sense of fun to every ensemble in the Valley. He picked up the trumpet at age 9 and hasn’t stopped playing since.
Ellie Chaffee, vocals, is a former teacher and librarian who rediscovered singing after retiring to Sun City West.
Nicole Pesce, keyboards, has been called “Arizona’s Premier Pianist” and “a master of the keyboard.” July 18 features the Aragon Brothers performing country music.