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The King of Swing Still Lives

CHICAGO’S BRIAN PATTI ORCHESTRA PROUDLY PRESENTS LIVE IN CONCERT A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE BIG BAND ARTISTRY OF TWO OF AMERICA’S GREATEST ORCHESTRA LEADERS:

BENNY GOODMAN AND ARTIE SHAW

Although Benny Goodman passed away in June of 1986, his music and compositions have always, and will always live on through the perfected skills of today’s premier Big Band and Orchestra Leaders.

One of those top conductors is Brian Patti. Like Benny Goodman who was born and raised in Chicago, Mr. Patti also a Chicagoan, was raised with a solid musical education from three generations of leadership. Brian’s father, Vince Patti, was also respected as one of the greatest bandleaders of his time.

Brian Patti is considered the epitome of what musical leadership should be. In essence he has dedicated his skills and perfections to understand every note of music the original masters of Big Bands such as Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw created and is now portraying them to the listeners of today.

As you listen to this very special and dedicated tribute, compare the original arrangements of Goodman and Shaw you’ve enjoyed all these years and you will realize that not only are the great sounds of yesterday still with us, but if you close your eyes, it’s quite possible you will see Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw directing the Orchestra themselves.

This profound statement is substantiated by over two years of the Goodman-Shaw concerts receiving rave reviews from audiences in theaters, concert halls, country clubs and special city events. Mr. Tom Tallman, Music Director of the College of DuPage stated: "I doubt if there was anyone in the audience who didn’t love what they heard." One of the most flattering comments came from a notable music critic who said, " It’s so refreshing to hear musical compositions still being played just like Benny and Artie played them – I felt like I was in a time machine."

Starting in the year 2001, we will be scheduling engagements at theaters throughout the country to present the Live In Concert Musical Memories of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. There will also be special dedications to the top hits of other great Band Leaders including both male and female vocalists.

If this program excites you, as it should, please contact Walt Jacobs at 630-926-4533 or 630-832-9222 or e-mail to brianpatti1@aol.com