Join us to dance the night away, or just come for your listening pleasure and enjoy the exciting sounds of the 19-piece New Hampshire Jazz Orchestra. Experience authentic selections from the great swing music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and more from the incredible ‘Great American Songbook’ performed by one of today’s best big bands in the land!
Led by Clayton “Skip” Poole, a 45-year veteran of the idiom, along with singing by acclaimed vocalist, Laura Poole, the evening is not to be missed! FREE dance lessons for the first portion of the event will be offered to encourage amateur and experienced dancers alike. Enjoy the ambiance, nostalgia, and infectious night of authentic swing music that will be presented for your entertainment!
Founded in the Fall of 2021, The NH Jazz Orchestra’s mission is to connect some of the most talented musicians in the region to audiences that appreciate the excitement and performance of ‘Big Band’ music. Honing and crafting this ensemble to the highest standards of the genre is its Music Director, Clayton “Skip” Poole. Skip’s over 45-year career in the big band business working with literally the best headliners and musicians in the world, gives him a unique perspective and knowledge which he shares with both the ensemble and audiences alike to create a one-of-a-kind experience for all involved. Clayton’s son CJ ,the assistant director, adds the component of a younger perspective with his talents as a bassist and vocalist. Additionally, The NH Jazz Orchestra strives to fund music education through their residency at The Manchester Community Music School in Manchester, NH. For more information please visit: nhjazzorchestra.com.