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Savoy Stompers

Thu 23 Jun 2016 | 06:00:00 PM
The Dock



Ithaca jazz chanteuse Diana Leigh debuts her new swing band, Diana Leigh & The Savoy Stompers, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at The Dock, 415 Old Taughannock Blvd., in Ithaca; $7/general, $5/students, including an intro to swing dance lesson; (607) 319-4214; thedockithaca.com. The Stompers include saxophonist Jesse Collins, guitarist Steve Brown, bassist Harry Aceto, and drummer Mike Wellen. “Come dance or just enjoy the music at Ithaca’s waterfront swing dance scene,” Leigh advises. “We’ve got some fun arrangements of classic swing tunes. The joint’ll be jumping!" Leigh’s repertoire ranges from Eddie Cantor’s “Makin’ Whoopee” to Billie Holiday’s “Now Baby or Never” to Nat ‘King’ Cole’s “The Frim Fram Sauce” to Fats Waller’s “Honeysuckle Rose.” She and her well-experienced sidemen also breathe new life into standards such as “Deed I Do,” “Undecided,” “Fly Me to the Moon” and, of course, “Stompin’ at the Savoy.” For artist info, visit dianaleigh.com or jessecollinsmusic.com.

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