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Chuck Redd: "Redd Hot Swing"

The inimitable Chuck Redd returns to The Shedd for another evening of great music making...this year focusing on Swing in honor of The Jazz Kings' 20th anniversary "Year of Swing" and this summer's 20th anniversary Oregon Festival of American Music, which will be dedicated to the greatest of the Swing Years. This, of course, won't break Chuck's heart in the least, as for him, well, Swing's the thing! Chuck's included numbers by Basie, Dorsey, Shaw, Miller, Ellington, Goodman, Krupa, Hampton as well as a few of the vocal hits of the big band era. He writes, "My father who was a WWII vet, loved swing and big band music and that was the first music I heard when I was growing up. In our house,my father was constantly playing recordings of Goodman, Lunceford, Basie,Krupa,Hampton and others. I have always associated this music with joy and excitement. Being a jazz musician, I am firm believer that jazz should "swing"! I love this music and I always enjoy shining a fresh light on it." Joining Chuck will be Randy Porter on piano, Tom Wakeling on bass, and Todd Strait on drums Now Hear This Series Ticketing: Purchase at The Shedd Institute Ticket Office (541-434-7000, 868 High Street). Shedd Institute concerts at the Hult Center must be purchased at the Hult Ticket Office (541-682-5000, One Eugene Center). Discounts to most Shedd Institute shows available for youths high school and younger (50%); college student with current student ID (10%); group discounts for purchases of 6 or more tickets to a single show (10%), discount for purchases of 15 or more (15%). Shedd Institute package discounts (10% to 20%) are available through The Shedd Ticket Office (541-434-7000 or 868 High Street) or on the web. Discounts cannot be combined. Don’t miss our great set-menu, casual pre-performance dinners for $19.75 ($14.75, kids 9 and younger) in The Shedd’s Great Hall 1 1/2 hours before most evening performances at The Shedd (usually 6 pm). Prepared by The Shedd's resident chef, Shelby Hoopes-Tice, each meal includes entrée (vegetarian option), salad, side dish, dessert, coffee and tea. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are available for purchase. Reservations with The Shedd Ticket Office at least 1 day in advance are required.
Date & Time
  • April 13, 2016
  • 7:30PM - 9:30PM
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