Southern Tier All-Star Jazz Band closes concert season

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
The Southern Tier All-Star Jazz Band performs at an earlier concert in Courthouse Park.

The Southern Tier All-Star Jazz Band will close this year’s Yates County Concert Series Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Courthouse Park. This concert is being co-sponsored by the Penn Yan Diner.

The band is a 16-piece jazz orchestra from the upstate New York area which specializes in the big band hits from the 30s to the present time. You will hear the music of Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington.

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. They usually perform the first Sunday of each from September to May.

Bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket as this will be an outdoor performance. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the neighboring Baptist Church. The Penn Yan Kiwanis Club will provide refreshments for sale at the concert during intermission. This year, for the special enjoyment of children, the Penn Yan Public Library and volunteers will run organized activities on the east end of the park during the concerts.