• 20 Tracks
  • Release Date: June 01, 2011

Big Band Swing!
The Fifteenth Annual Pipe Organ Extravaganza
Rialto Square Theatre Joliet, Illinois

4/27 Grande Barton Theatre Pipe Organ
Allen GW-4 Digital Theatre Organ
Allen 311Q Digital Theatre Organ
Steinway Model D Concert Grand Piano

Big Band Swing! was the theme for the 15th annual Pipe Organ Extravaganza concert at the breathtaking Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Illinois. This CD recording features over 78 minutes of music by world-class organists Jelani Eddington, Chris Gorsuch, Jerry Nagano and Brett Valliant. The album also features the Rialtofest debut of the highly acclaimed swing band, The John Burnett Orchestra.Beginning with a sensational debut in 1996, the Rialtofest concert series has drawn capacity audiences into the Rialto Sqaure Theatre each year since. Recorded live on April 30, 2011, this album features breathtaking performances you won’t want to miss.Relive the magic of this special musical event in a recording that captures the period stylings of a swing-band reminiscent of the great big bands of the 1940s.The selections on this recording are:

  • Take The “A” Train (All)
  • Put On A Happy Face (RJE)
  • Medley From “Chicago” (RJE)
  • Holiday For Strings (CG & RJE)
  • From This Moment On (BV)
  • Achtung Los (BV)
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow (BV)
  • Impossible Dream (BV)
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (BV)
  • On With The Show (JP)
  • One O’Clock Jump (JBO)
  • Woodchopper’s Ball (All)
  • Home In Pasadena (JN)
  • The Girlfriend of the Whirling Dervish (JN)
  • Red Hot Mama (JN)
  • The Brassman’s Holiday (JN)
  • I Know That You Know (CG)
  • Love For Sale (JBO)
  • Opus One (All)
  • America The Beautiful (All)

All=Entire Ensemble, RJE=Jelani Eddington, BV=Brett Valliant, CG=Chris Gorsuch, JN=Jerry Nagano, JBO=John Burnett Orchestra, JP=Jim Patak

This recording is available in CD format.