Given the Governor’s directives limiting gatherings due to COVID-19, we’ll kick off summer’s concert season with live streaming shows online through June at Facebook.com/CliftonCAC, this week featuring the musical stylings of The Singapore Slingers. We encourage everyone to tune in and enjoy from the safety of their own porches, patios, yards and balconies.
Watch the June 10 live stream Wednesdays on the Porch concert from The Singapore Slingers!
The dance band of the Roaring Twenties is back right here in Cincinnati! From the days of the Kemper Lane Hotel and the Chubb-Steinberg Orchestra comes the Singapore Slingers. Organized in 2007 by Matt Tolentino in his native Dallas, TX, he now brings his signature sound of the Jazz Age to the Queen City, and you’re invited. The Singapore Slingers specialize in pre-swing American dance music of the 1920s and 1930s, and Matt has been nationally recognized for his authenticity and attention to detail with instruments, arrangements, attire, and microphones all of the period.
The Slingers are a true orchestra, complete with a string section in addition to woodwinds, brass, tuba, banjo, and drums. With thousands of songs in their collection, you’ll find a repertoire steeped in hot jazz, popular songs, ragtime, fox trots, waltzes, and tangos – a tribute to America’s rich, vast, and storied musical past.
The selections performed by the orchestra are not a forgotten artifact or a museum piece, but a live, breathing testament to the great music of yesteryear. This is music that appeals to all generations, young and old alike. The orchestra takes great delight in performing for their audiences, and are proud to be a part of CCAC’s 2020 program.