Charlotte County Big Band

Upcoming Events

  • Feb01

    February 1 Les & Larry Elgart Tribute

    Les played the trumpet and Larry played saxophone, best known for the “Elgart Sound” meaning the precise placement of microphones, music to be presented includes “Hooked on Swing”, “Bandstand Boogie”, etc. $12 reserved seats by phoning Cultural Center of Charlotte County box office (941) 625-4175 ex 221. All tickets sold through box office or www.theculturalcenter.com.


    Starts: 7:00 PM, February 1, 2016

    Place: Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte, FL 33952


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  • Jan22

    January 22 Englewood Events Center

    The Evelyn Thomas Show and Big Band featuring the American Song Book with a jazz flavor including hits as “My Funny Valentine”, “Learning the Blues”, “When Sunny Gets Blue”, “You Don’t Know What Love Is”, “Lady Is A Tramp”, “Come Fly With Me”, and “Every Day I Have the Blues”. TICKETS: CALL 941-270-3324


    Starts: 7:00 PM, January 22, 2016

    Place: 3069 South McCall Road , Englewood, Florida 34224


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  • Jan10

    January 10 Venice Performing Arts Center – Venice High School

    WW ll Best of USO concert featuring jokes, skits, Cul Cen Follies Dancers, and music made famous Glenn Miller including “In The Mood”, “String of Pearls”, and “Pennsylvania 65000”. The two-hour show begins at 7 pm and features world renown singer, Evelyn Thomas.


    Starts: 7:00 PM, January 10, 2016

    Place: 1 Indian Ave, Venice, FL 34285


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  • Jan04

    January 4 Tribute to Buddy Rich

    Jazz drummer and big band leader who billed himself as “the world’s greatest drummer”, music to be performed includes “Big Swing Face”, “Channel One Suite”, etc. $12 reserved seats by phoning Cultural Center of Charlotte County box office (941) 625-4175 ex 221. All tickets sold through box office or www.theculturalcenter.com.


    Starts: 7:00 PM, January 4, 2016

    Place: Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte, FL 33952


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  • Dec07

    December 7 Tribute to Artie Shaw

    Clarinetist, composer, and big band leader during the 1930s and 1940s, music to be played includes “Begin the Beguine”, ” Frenesi”, etc. $12 reserved seats by phoning Cultural Center of Charlotte County box office (941) 625-4175 ex 221. All tickets sold through box office or www.theculturalcenter.com.


    Starts: 7:00 PM, December 7, 2015

    Place: Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte, FL 33952


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  • Nov23

    November 23 North Port Performing Arts Center

    WW ll Best of USO concert featuring jokes, skits, Cul Cen Follies Dancers, and music made famous Glenn Miller including “In The Mood”, “String of Pearls”, and “Pennsylvania 65000”. The two-hour show begins at 7 pm and features world renown singer, Evelyn Thomas. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


    Starts: 7:00 PM, November 23, 2015

    Place: 6400 W Price Blvd, North Port, FL 34291


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  • Nov02

    November 2 Tribute to Harry James

    Trumpet player and big band leader, music to be played includes “You Made Me Love You”, “Young Man With A Horn”, etc. $12 reserved seats by phoning Cultural Center of Charlotte County box office (941) 625-4175 ex 221. All tickets sold through box office or www.theculturalcenter.com.


    Starts: 7:00 PM, November 2, 2015

    Place: Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte, FL 33952


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  • Oct05

    October 5 Tribute to Les Brown

    Clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, and big band leader best known for “the Band of Renown” who accompanied Bob Hope and his USO tours of military bases, music to be performed includes “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “Sentimental Journey”,  etc. $12 reserved seats by phoning Cultural Center of Charlotte County box office (941) 625-4175 ex 221. […]


    Starts: 7:00 PM, October 5, 2015

    Place: Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte, FL 33952


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  • Sep14

    September 14 WWII USO Tour Chicago

    WW II USO Tour to Chicago featuring the Blues Brothers, skits, jokes, soloists from within the band, guest soloists, and music from the group Chicago including “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is”, “Make Me Smile”, and Frank Sinatra’s “My Kind of Town”.


    Starts: 7:00 PM, September 14, 2015

    Place: Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte, FL 33952


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  • Aug03

    August 3 WWII USO Tour to Memphis

    WW II USO Tour to Memphis featuring the famous Peabody Hotel Ducks, Elvis Presley, the “Blues”, skits, jokes, soloists from within the band, guest soloists, and lots of swingin’ big band music.


    Starts: 7:00 PM, August 3, 2015

    Place: Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte, FL 33952


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