Springtime Swingtime is April 12 at Moose Lodge

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
The Southern Tier All Star Jazz Band, which includes Jeff Stempien, will play at Springtime Swingtime April 12.

The Penn Yan Kiwanis Club will again sponsor Springtime Swingtime, featuring the Southern Tier All Star Jazz Band Sunday, April 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Penn Yan Moose Lodge on the corner of East Elm and Cherry Streets.

The 16-piece jazz orchestra from the upstate New York area specializes in the big band hits from the 30s to the present. 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 month from September to May. For more information, check out www.southerntierallstarjazzband.com.

Jeff Stempien 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.

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 cash bar available. For more information call Barbara at 315-536-2663.