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The Cab Calloway Orchestra

The Cab Calloway Orchestra

THE CAB CALLOWAY ORCHESTRA directed by Cab's grandson, "The Prince of Hi De Ho", Christopher Calloway Brooks, comes from the Big Band Swing Jazz Orchestra style that came bursting out of the Cotton Club, and the Savoy Ballroom, in the Harlem Renaissance during the golden age of radio in the 1930's and 1940's. These days, this most American of Art Music is still hot and sizzling!

Growing directly out of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans Dixieland tradition, Cab Calloway and his Orchestra virtually wrote the book on the "Hot Swing" sound and the "Jump" genre, and featured a progressive approach to performance. The Calloway magic touched many of the greatest Jazz musicians like Dizzy Gillespie, Milton Hinton, The Nicholas Brothers, Illinois Jaquet, Jonah Jones, Cozy Cole, Doc Cheatham, and Ben Webster all of whom emerged from Cab Calloway stints, and went on to redefine Jazz music with spectacular musical careers of their own. They -like Cab Calloway- took African-American based musical expression to whole new levels.

Cab Calloway also performed alongside greats like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Lena Horne, Pearl Bailey, Eartha Kitt, Tony Bennett, Fats Waller, and many others. Blues giant T-Bone Walker and Gospel sensation Sister Rosetta Tharpe toured with Cab Calloway and his Orchestras.

The Cab Calloway Orchestra will feature all the hits your audience will be swingin' and jivin' to all night long, including:

1. Minnie the Moocher
2. Reefer Man
3. Everybody Eats When They Come to My House
4. St. James Infirmary
5. Minnie the Moocher (Theme Song)
6. The Scat Song
7. Hi De Ho
8. The Jumpin’ Jive
9. The Calloway Boogie
10. Jitter Bug
11. Basin Street Blues
12. Bugle Call Rag
13. Blues in the Night
14. Nobody's Sweetheart
15. Some of these Days
16. Beale Street Mama
17. Wake Up and Live
18. You Rascal You

And more!


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(813) 988-8333

5109 Oakhaven Lane
Tampa, FL 33617

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