Last night I finally went with some friends to go watch the big band play at the Zoo Lake bowling club. Since April, every monday they’ve had “big band mondays”.
and if you didn’t know… “A big band is a type of musical ensemble that originated in the United States and is associated with jazz and the Swing Era typically consisting of rhythm, brass, and woodwind instruments totaling approximately 12 to 25 musicians.” (Here’s a little sample)
They had about 15 musicians that filled the club with beautiful tunes that made me want to get up and do the jive. We drank cheap G&T’s and had a simple but tasty meal. Then the lovely Hannah (who is the wife of the guy who started the Bowls Big Band) got up and belted out “At last!” (Etta James)
All around it was an awesome night out. If you love old jazzy music, you’ll love this band. They play every Monday at Bowls, and entrance free (there’s a tip jar if you like what you hear).