OLLI at Duke New Horizons Swing Band in Pittsboro

Olli New Horizons Swing Band (17)

Olli: New Horizons Swing Band 7pm.

OLLI stands for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. There is one at Duke University in Durham, NC. The OLLI at Duke New Horizons Band is part of the New Horizons International Music Association (over 175 bands in the US and Canada).

From Band Director Jeff Zentner:

“We’re a 22 piece big band swing band. We’ll be playing a variety of music from the 1930s through some contemporary Jazz music. It will be for dancing and listening. We’ll provide some commentary. The OLLI New Horizons program is designed for people in retirement, for the fun and thrill of it. Everyone in the band is over 50.  Female vocalist who will be singing.

If you’re a Jazz aficionado the band will bring back memories of many great songs like:

One O’Clock Jump with Count Basie and his Orchestra

In the Mood with the Glenn Miller Orchestra

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy with the Toronto All Star Big Band

Begin the Beguine with the Artie Shaw Orchestra

We have a good time and we bring a good crowd.”

 

Jeff Zentner is the band director. (jeff.zentner@da.org | 919-489-9118) For more information see the bottom of this page.