Summerfest: Jump, Jive, & Swing! From Glenn Miller to Gershwin


8003 Regency Pkwy.
Cary, NC 27518


  • North Carolina Symphony
  • Wesley Schulz, conductor
  • North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra

About This Performance

The big band meets the orchestra with hits by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Cole Porter, along with the sparkling An American in Paris by George Gershwin. Dance your way through big band, boogie-woogie, and jump blues with the Symphony and the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra.

Hear a sample of the music in our radio ad:


George Gershwin: Strike Up the Band
Glenn Miller: String of Pearls
F. W. Meacham: American Patrol
Pettis, Meyers, and Schoebel: Bugle Call Rag*
        (From the library of the Benny Goodman Orchestra)
Herman: Woodchopper’s Ball*
        (From the library of the Woody Herman Orchestra)
George Gershwin: Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Benny Goodman: Let’s Dance
Count Basie:One O’Clock Jump
Glenn Miller: Anvil Chorus
Louis Prima: Sing, Sing, Sing
Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington Fantasy
Raye, Schoen, and Oliver: For Dancers Only*
        (From the library of the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra)
James, Basie, and Goodman: Two O’Clock Jump*
        (From the library of the Harry James Orchestra)
George Gershwin: An American in Paris
        *Conducted by James Ketch

Concert Sponsors:
Galloway Ridge at Fearrington

Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown


Summerfest Series presented by

UNC REX Healthcare

Co-sponsored by

Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC

First Citizens Bank

Instrument Zoo sponsored by
MetLife Foundation

Early entry sponsored by
Highwoods Properties

Picnic of the Week sponsored by
Lowes Foods

Hosted by
Town of Cary

Media Partners
Cary Magazine

MIX 101.5 FM

FOX 50

The Light 103.9 FM


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