WestCoast Big Band Festival Friday Night Swing

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Croatian Cultural Centre

3250 Commercial Drive

Vancouver, BC V5N 4E4

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The WestCoast Big Band Festival Presents:

Friday Night Swing

An evening of swinging dance music, with 2 big bands: FAT Jazz and Impressions

The festival kicks off at 6 pm with a free swing dance lesson led by Maria Morlin!

This is a rare opportunity to dance to swing music as it's meant to be played - by a big band. And not just one big band, but two of Vancouver's leading community big bands, FAT Jazz and Impressions. Both bands feature stellar vocalists and selections from Swing Era dance band greats like Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford, and Benny Goodman.

The Croatian Cultural Centre will have a cash bar for the ticketed evening events.

You're also invited to enjoy a delicious 3-course meal, optionally available with the show's dinner package. See the FAQ below for details.

Dance only: $20 Advance / $25 at the door

Dance + Dinner: $66 (Advance only, must be purchased by November 1st)

About FAT Jazz

FAT Jazz has been providing fantastic performances of big band music to the Lower Mainland for more than 20 years. The band performs a variety of big band music ranging from the music of the 1930's all the way to present day, contemporary artists such as Norah Jones, Michael Bublé, and Bruno Mars. Vocal flair is provided by the exceptional Krista Wallace.

FAT is an acronym for "Friends And Teachers". There are many music teachers and retired music teachers in the band, as well as the wonderful "friends" who make the ensemble complete. Many members of the band live and work in the Tri-Cities area. They rehearse every Thursday evening in Coquitlam, BC.

About Impressions

Impressions at the 2018 WestCoast Big Band Festival

Impressions is a 17-piece big band with an eclectic repertoire that spans the full range of jazz, from swing classics to contemporary charts, many by local composers and arrangers. The band is directed by the eminent composer, arranger, and band leader Jill Townsend. Impressions has been a popular peformer at swing dances for several years. For the WestCoast Big Band Festival, Impressions' lead-trumpet Peter Juric will double on vocals, bringing his expressive Sinatra/Ray Charles influenced style to the band's swing repertoire.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, all ages are invited!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is free in the Croatian Centre's parking lot, and it's ideally located near the Commercial-Broadway Sky Train Station.

What are the menu options for the dinner package?

Each dinner package includes one item from each of the following categories. All meals are gluten free. Dinner tickets are only available in advance and must be purchased by November 1st. You must make your menu choices when you purchase your dinner package ticket.

SALADS

  • Gourmet Green Salad – A blend of baby lettuce in an oil vinaigrette dressing
  • Classic Caesar Salad – Romaine lettuce in a house dressing topped with croutons and parmesan cheese
  • Caprese Salad – Tomatoes, mozzarella & basil

MAIN COURSE

  • New York Steak - This 8oz cut has a full bodied texture & is expertly seasoned & seared
  • Breaded Chicken with a Mushroom Cream Sauce - Crispy & tender 6oz breast with a side of our home-made mushroom cream sauce
  • Salmon Filet - Deliciously baked west coast salmon. The perfect balance of the natural salmon flavours and in our garlic, lemon & butter wine sauce
  • Eggplant Parmigiana - Layered eggplant, tomatoes, mozzarella & parmigiano reggiano cheese baked to perfection

DESSERTS

  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter
  • Homemade Strudel (Apple, Cheese, Mixed Berries or Cherry)
  • Chocolate Mousse with Chef's homemade berry syrup

Is there a bar?

Yes! The Croatian Cultural Centre will have a cash bar for the ticketed evening events.

Why am I asked for a name and email address for each ticket on my order? Does this information have to be different for each ticket?

Eventbrite requires that this information be captured for each ticket on an order. However, the information does not have to be unique for each ticket, and you have the option of copying the information from one of the other tickets when you fill in the form. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address for each ticket.

Can I change my dinner choices after completing my ticket order?

Yes. You can edit and update your order information. You can also contact the festival organizers if you need help with any aspect of your order. Please note that any changes must be made by November 1st.

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Date and Time

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Croatian Cultural Centre

3250 Commercial Drive

Vancouver, BC V5N 4E4

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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