Penn Yan Kiwanis Club will sponsor Southern Tier All Satr Jazz Band at Moose Lodge

Those who enjoy listening to the music of the “Big Band Era” or who love to “cut a rug,” will be glad to know that the Penn Yan Kiwanis Club will again sponsor Springtime - Swingtime featuring the Southern Tier All-Star Jazz Band Sunday, April 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Penn Yan Moose Lodge on East Elm St.

The 16-piece jazz orchestra from the upstate New York area specializes in the big band hits from the 30s to the present time. They will play the music of Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and some more recent tunes.

Since 1983, the Southern Tier All-Star Jazz Band has been performing some of the greatest and most familiar tunes from the big band era and is the longest-running jazz band in central New York. They usually perform the first Sunday of each month from September to May. For more information, check out southerntierallstarjazzband.com.

Jeff Stempien from Penn Yan plays second trumpet and has been with the band since 1988. He is a retired instrumental music teacher from the Penn Yan Central School District and is currently Principal Trumpet in the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes. He was the choir director at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church for 14 years and continues to teach instrumental lessons to a few students in the area.

Kiwanis is asking for a $12 donation per person which includes coffee, snacks, and desserts. There will be basket raffles, a 50/50 drawing and a cash bar available.

To purchase tickets ahead or for more information, call Deb at 315-719-3900.