Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Compass Center holds Swing for the Arts benefit for local projects

Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.—BRANDON—Love live music, a good cause, and swing dancing? On Friday, Oct. 21 from 7:30-10 p.m., the Compass Music and Arts Foundation (CMAF) is partnering with the 18-piece big band EnerJazz to create Swing for the Arts, a benefit to fund programs for the community and support the many projects set up by CMAF in cooperation with local schools.
Tickets are just $25 and there’s a discount for students and friends of the foundation. Local star from Dancing with the Rutland Stars Dave Allen will be on hand to give free swing dance instructions from 7-7:30 p.m. He’ll also show off some of his faster moves with a demonstration later in the evening.
Prefer to watch? Café style seating will be available. A cash bar will be serving Brandon’s own Foley Brothers Brewing and Neshobe River Winery, and light hors d’oeuvres will also be available.
EnerJazz is a high energy big band dedicated to playing favorite tunes from the Swing Era in their original style, using the original arrangements whenever possible. In addition to the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and others their repertoire includes contemporary jazz, popular tunes and improvisation.
The Compass Music and Arts Center is located in Park Village at 333 Jones Dr., Brandon. For more information and reservations contact Edna Sutton at [email protected] or 802-247-4295.

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