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Empire Jazz celebrates big band days at SCCC

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The Empire Jazz Orchestra celebrated its 20th anniversary on Tuesday night at Schenectady County Community College by taking us through a good part of the history of big band jazz. Starting with Gordon Goodwin’s “Count Bubba,” which swung right from the start, Music Director Bill Meckley promised an evening of his favorites over the years. This included two Duke Ellington arrangements from different eras: “Harlem Air Shaft” from the 1930s and “Such Sweet Thunder” from ...

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