Joe Gransden and his Big Band

Joe Gransden and his Big Band
Georgia Ensemble Theatre

The third concert in this season’s 4-concert schedule for Joe Gransden and his 16 piece Big Band, blew the house down last night in Roswell. The show was appropriately named Sing, Sing, Sing! And, of course that was the number they played off with, just as Benny Goodman had done at Carnegie Hall in 1938 when his swing concert was an incredible hit. The number, by Louis Prima, stated in NOLA and has been a hit ever since.

Joe was joined by Allan Vache, a noted clarinetist who has had a long and lustrous career. Vache and Gransden even did some double solo riffs and the sold-out house was really bouncing.

The final big band concert for this season will take the stage on April 11, with Francine Reed singing the blues.

And if you can’t make the date, you can find Joe and his band at Café 290 in Sandy Springs on the first and third Mondays of each month.

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