Wednesday, March 30, 2016

April's coming - get ready to swing

Can't hardly believe it.  April starts this week and that means our April 11 rehearsal gathering is right around the corner.  Here's to some great, fun big band music and musicians.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Upcoming Gigs and Rehearsals

Hog Heaven Big Band will be holding rehearsals on April 11th and 18th at Emmanuel Lutheran on A Street in Moscow from 7:30 to 9 pm. Anyone interested in attending the rehearsals are welcome. The band is currently looking for new members so please join us if you are interested. Just come and listen or bring your instrument (sax, trumpet, trombone, bass, drums, or vocal chords) and join in. A piano and microphone will be provided.

The band is scheduled to play a benefit dance and concert at the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute's 30th Anniversary Bash on July 13th. Time and place will be announced.

We will also play at the Moscow Farmer's Market from 11 am to 1 pm on September 17th. This venue is one of our favorites. Hope to see you there.

Contact Greg or Patrick for more information.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Band Meeting Tonight, 7:30 pm at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Moscow

The Hog Heaven Big Band will hold an organizational meeting today, March 21, at 7:30 PM, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Moscow. We will talk about plans for the next year, including gig opportunities, recruiting musicians, rehearsals, and music selection. All who are interested are welcome.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Choo Choo Ch' Boogie at the 2009 Moscow Farmer's Market

Here's the band playing Choo Choo Ch' Boogie at the 2009 Moscow Farmer's Market. The band loves to perform at the market. Lots of people come out to listen and dance. Solveig and Anne enjoy singing for the crowd.

Tunes We Like To Play

Here's a set list from one of our gigs. The band likes to play old classics and new swing revival tunes. Bands like the Cherry Poppin' Daddies and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are helping to bring swing music to a new audience.

The Cherry Poppin' Daddies recently performed at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and put on a terrific show. Zoot Suit Riot written by Steve Perry, frontman for the band, is one of our favorite swing revival tunes.