Fulton, NY Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The big band sounds of the Do Good Swing Band will get FultonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Jazz Fest off to swinging start with a live performance beginning at 5:30 pm on Friday, August 7th.
Led by second-generation swing musician, Don Goodness, who began performing with professional dance bands at age 11, the Do Good Swing Band is an authentic 17-piece swing band that plays in the style of the great bands of the swing era such as Glen Miller and Jimmy Dorsey. The Do Good Swing Band is comprised of outstanding Central New York musicians and plays a mix of swing music that will satisfy dancers and listeners alike.
Coordinated by the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fulton, and sponsored by Eagle Beverage and Budweiser, FultonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Jazz Fest will be held Friday, August 7th from 5 to 11 pm and Saturday, August 8th from 3 to 11 p.m. behind the Fulton War Memorial on West Broadway in Fulton. Jazz Fest features two days of food, fun, and music from some of Central New YorkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hottest musicians.
Other performers scheduled to appear at Jazz Fest include The Critics, featuring Joanna Jewitt on vocals, the dynamic sounds of the Cortini Brothers rhythm section, and The Critics famous horn section, at 8:00 pm Friday, August 7th; jazz guitar great, Melvin Sparks at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 8th; one of Central New YorkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s premier jazz vocalists, Nancy Kelly at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 8th; and Classified at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Food and refreshments will be available both days from some of the areaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s finest eateries. All performances are free and open to the public. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair, no coolers will be allowed. For more information on the event you may contact the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at 343-7681.