Bosch Big Band featuring Trombonist Jiggs Whigham offers free jazz and swing concert at Kettering University in Flint on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
The 8 p.m. concert is open to the public. It will be in the International Room of Kettering University’s Campus Center building, located on the corner of University and Chevrolet avenues in Flint.
The concert band’s repertoire comprises more than 150 songs with different styles, ranging from swing, blues, soul, funk, jazz rock and Latin for both music lovers and dancers. Band leader and trumpeter is Josef Herzog.
Featured soloist is Jiggs Whigham, who is considered the top trombone player in the world. Whigham is an internationally acclaimed trombonist, band leader and educator. The versatile performer has been a featured soloist and first trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, directed by Ray McKinley. He’s also been a first and solo trombonist with Stan Kenton.
Concert goers are encouraged to dance during the two musical sets, one beginning at 8 p.m. and the other around 9 p.m. Kettering’s Dance Club will offer a free “Intro to Swing” dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. in the International Room, prior to the concert.