jazz

This segment originally aired on March 22, 2018.

We listen back to our conversation with members of the Southwest Florida-based band Suwannee Swing Saloon

Back in March, the group transformed WGCU’s studio into a western swing revival with a live performance of the dynamic string band’s mix of western swing, classic country, blues and jazz tunes. The group made its debut at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, and it performed at WGCU ahead of making its Fort Myers debut. 

The Southwest Florida-based band Suwannee Swing Saloon transforms WGCU’s studio into a western swing revival with a live performance of the dynamic string band’s mix of western swing, classic country, blues and jazz tunes.  The group recently made their debut at the Marco Island Center for the Arts and performs at Point Ybel Brewing Company in Fort Myers tonight (March 22) at 7:00 p.m.   We’ll hear from band members Hunter Dahlen, Kathryn Fox, Jonathan Ingram and Robert Kissinger.

FGCU Bower School of Music & the Arts

We’ve got an hour of live music lined up in our performance studio. We’re joined by Florida Gulf Coast University’s Director of Jazz Studies, Brandon Robertson, and the school’s jazz quartet, which features Alec Prorock on trumpet, Jonathan Ingram on bass, Joel Law on piano, and Miguel Azcuy on drums. We’ll meet the musicians and learn about their backgrounds and side projects…and we’ll explore where jazz fits into the modern music scene.