Free concert in Coupeville gets lively with Microsoft
August 21, 2012 · Updated 3:08 PM
Bounce to the lively tunes of the Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra at a free concert from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at the Pavilion in Coupeville Town Park, located at the top of the hill on Coveland Street.
The Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra specializes in the “as recorded” arrangements of the big band era. Most of these arrangements have been made available only to the MJJO. Many of the arrangements came directly from the libraries of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Arty Shaw, Harry James, The Dorsey Brothers and more.
As such, they are able to include and feature the song stylings that were unique to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darren, Louie Prima, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Anita O’ Day and more.
According to a press release, one of the best descriptions of the band was provided by one of the audience members: “Electric and exciting!”