Jazz Night At Grafton High March 4

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The Hot Cat Jazz Band will perform March 4 at Grafton High School.
The Hot Cat Jazz Band will perform March 4 at Grafton High School. Photo Credit: The Hot Cat Jazz Band

GRAFTON, Mass. - The annual Jazz Night concert will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Grafton High School.

The night will feature performances from  several Grafton High School ensembles and a special  appearance from “The Hot Cat Jazz Band,” which will include the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey.  

They will play hits such as "Take the 'A' Train," "All Of Me," "Jump Jive and Wail," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "Sentimental Journey" and "In The Mood."

In addition, there will be popular songs from the 1920s, including "Ain’t She Sweet," "Bill Bailey" and "Bye Bye Blackbird." In addition, New Orleans Dixieland favorites, such as "Muskrat Ramble," "When The Saints Go Marching In" and "Tiger Rag" will be performed.

The band originates from Connecticut and includes Grafton High School musical director Steve Trombley  on guitar.

Also performing will be several Grafton High School students. On  stage will be the jazz ensemble, the jazz workshop and the concert band.  If you look carefully, you might see some of the Hot Cat Jazz members sitting in on several numbers. 

Rounding the night out will be the melodious tones of the chamber choir.

Admission is a $5 per person or $15 per family. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from any Grafton High School music student. 

Be there or be square.

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