Get your swing on with some explosive entertainment |

Get your swing on with some explosive entertainment

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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CARBONDALE – There’s no excuse not to dance.The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities hosts a free street dance Saturday with music by Company Ink and free swing lessons to start the party. The fun begins at 6 p.m. at the Fourth Street Plaza.With musicians from Boulder bands such as Cabaret Diosa, Great American Taxi and Rue Jazz, the harmonies and beats of Company Ink will be strong. Expect tight, Andrews Sisters-type harmonies, western swing and Latin rhythms from this band’s set.

Company Ink is led by Kim De Franco, inspired by her musical theater background with Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars and a decade-long tenure with Cabaret Diosa, and musical director and composer Brian Schey, who has been playing and producing records for 15 years.Local dancers Roxanne Bank and Skye-Laurel Riggs offer swing dance lessons beginning at 6 p.m.”We’ll be fully prepared and ready to jive with Company Ink,” states a CCAH press release. “The street will explode with good vibes. So, put on your dancing shoes and party clothes and we’ll see you there.”For more information, contact CCAH at 963-1680.

Friday, the Buffalo Valley Inn in Glenwood Springs hosts “A Jazz Tradition” – a concert of the Cannonball Adderley arrangements of “The Fiddler on the Roof” – at 8:30 p.m.

The performance, produced and performed by local drummer Bob Levey, includes Tim Fox on trumpet, multi-reed virtuoso Warren Jones, pianist Justin Pfieffer and bassist Mark Gray.Adderley’s arrangements were first recorded by his group in the 1960s, and the music made an immediate and deep impression on Levey, who includes it in his favorite recordings of all time.The suite is made up of the great songs of “Fiddler;” “Sabbath Prayer,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “To Life,” “Chavalah,” “Sewing Machine,” “Now I Have Everything,” “Do You Love Me?,” “Matchmaker,” and “If I Were a Rich Man.”The group will perform a dinner set from 7-8 p.m., with the “Fiddler” show beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact 927-5009 or 945-1023.

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