Published On: Thu, Apr 3rd, 2014

WV Jazz Orchestra brings swingin’ classics back to the Opera House

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The West Virginia Jazz Orchestra brings its classic jazz stylings to the Pocahontas County Opera House on Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Housed at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the West Virginia Jazz Orchestra performs across the region with their group of 18 professional and highly experienced players.

In addition to playing the standard repertoire of the famous bands of past years—Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, and others—the band concentrates especially on improvisation. The WVJO also recreates the more outstanding jazz solos and styles of famous jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. When combined with their careful planning and focus on audience entertainment, the WVJO delivers an educational, experienced package full of great jazz and fun.

Opera House doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $8 and available in advance at pocahontasoperahouse.org and at the Fourth Avenue Gallery in Marlinton. Youth 17 and younger are admitted free of charge.

The Pocahontas County Opera House is located at 818 Third Avenue in Marlinton. Performances at the Opera House are informal, family-friendly and open to all. The entrance and main seating are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend; special accommodations can be arranged upon request by calling 304-799-6645.

The Opera House Performance Series is presented with financial assistance through a grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Support is also provided by Pocahontas County Drama, Fairs and Festivals, the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau, NRAO, Pendleton Community Bank, the Law Office of Roger D. Forman, Brightside Acres, Allegheny Mountain Radio, Stephen and Cynthia Olson, Sam and Dru Kusic, David and Carole Cobb, Doug Bernier, New Hope Lutheran Church, Kim Dilts and J.T. Arbogast.

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