Big Band music at Anderton Gardens

Strathcona Little Big band

Strathcona Little Big band

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It’s time to mark your calendar for this Sunday afternoon at The Gardens On Anderton when the Strathcona Little Big Band plays the first of three scheduled summer music concerts.

Each of the summer concerts is based on a theme; this event is entitled Summer of ’42, featuring a host of wonderful big band classics.

This is live band music in a classic garden setting, brought to you collaboratively by Anderton Therapeutic Garden Society and Georgia Straight Jazz Society. Gates open at 1 p.m. Music goes from 2-4. Admission is $10. Children under 14 are free. Marquees will be erected to provide shade to those who need it. In addition, the schedule will offer you the opportunity to stroll around the magnificent gardens.

Strathcona Little Big Band comprises musicians from all around the Comox Valley region. They will be presenting their interpretation of many big band favourites, including a tribute to some of the bands that became famous during the Second World War.

Not only will you be entertained by some of the great tunes from the 1940s, including In The Mood and Sing Sing Sing, you will also be charmed by the vocals from the wonderful Amy Lelliot. She will be singing modern renditions of Fly Me To The Moon, I’m Beginning To See The Light and the ballad When I Fall In Love.

Into its fifth season, the band’s sound has matured significantly as it plays its own brand of high energy, entertaining big band music.  Little in name only, the band consists of a full sax section, a seven-piece brass section (four trumpets, three trombones) and an exceptional rhythm section.

Parking is available at the venue, and you are encouraged to car pool if possible.

Anderton Nursery is located at 2012 Anderton Rd.