Sunday, November 19, 2023 - 3:00pm

1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960


Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra
Frank Wosar, Jazz Director
Hannah Stokes, vocalist

Join us for a celebration of the music that enthralled the gangsters, flappers and Bright Young Things a hundred years ago – a cocktail of hot syncopation and crazy rhythm to chase the blues away.  The 1920s was the Jazz Age and it began with a pandemic. Once the Spanish Flu died down, the decade began to roar with a vengeance. The world had just emerged from the war to end all wars and America was now determined to dampen the spirits even further with Prohibition.  However, jazz came to the rescue.  Your Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra under Frank Wosar recreate the exciting sounds of a period of wild and carefree exhilaration sandwiched between a ghastly bug and the Great Depression. The high-energy program will showcase the music of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Jelly Roll Morton and Bix Beiderbecke, with great hits like "Minnie the Moocher," "Crazy Rhythm," "The Charleston" and many more. The concert spans the era of the Big Bands, with some great American bandstand music up through the 1940s. Guest vocalist, Hannah Stokes, will sing favorites from several decades, while dancer/choreographer Joanne Collins will entertain with some iconic 20s and Lindy Hop/swing dancing.