Copeland Davis Symphonic Jazz
The Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches joins forces with the incomparable Copeland Davis Trio in two performances of “Copeland Davis Symphonic Jazz” Saturday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. at Duncan Theatre, Lake Worth, and Saturday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., at Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets ($20): 561-832-3115, or online at www.SymphonicBand.org ($1 convenience fee).
The intense virtuosity of the Copeland Davis Trio plus the reliable excellence of the Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches will regale you in a performance pointedly driven by these two local treasures.
Copeland Davis’ national debut with the “Tonight Show Band,” while still a student during the ‘70s in South Florida, set his place as a leading young pianist/arranger. His electrifying handling of Jimmy Webb’s “MacArthur Park” underscores every accolade earned in a lifetime of musical passion. Similarly, performances of “Exodus” and “Maria” will utilize the full potential of both ensembles.
The Symphonic Band also will shine with Sammy Nestico’s “Salute to American Jazz,” Mancini’s “Days of Wine and Roses,” a fiery “El Cumbanchero” and more.
The band prides itself on helping to build a culturally enlightened and stronger community by providing high-quality, enjoyable yet modestly priced performances. In addition to an exceptional caliber of musicianship, the band has a strong philanthropic mission. The nonprofit group has donated $938,908 in scholarships, grants, and musical instruments to local students and schools during the past 41 years.