THE MONSTER BALL: The Jeff Holmes "Big Funkenstein" Band with Dawning Holmes vocals

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THE MONSTER BALL: The Jeff Holmes "Big Funkenstein" Band with Dawning Holmes vocals

Sat · October 28, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

$10.00 - $15.00

The Monster Ball will be a fun and spooky night! Dance the night away with all your favorite Halloween classics. There will be a prize for best costume!

This 11-piece ensemble performs all your Halloween favorites including Monster Mash, I Put A Spell on You, Werewolves of London, Bad Moon Rising, Sally's Song (from Nightmare before Christmas), Witch Queen of New Orleans, Thriller, Frankenstein, The Munsters Theme, The Addams Family theme, Ghostbusters and many more, plus other swing, soul and pop dance tunes.

The Jeff Holmes "Big Funkenstein" Band with Dawning Holmes vocals
The Jeff Holmes "Big Funkenstein" Band with Dawning Holmes vocals
The John Holmes Big Band features talented music educators/free-lance musicians primarily along the New York City to Amherst corridor with numerous recording and performing credits.

Jeff Holmes has led the band for over 25 years, toured Russia, released two CDs (with a new project in development), made appearances at the NYC Brass Conference and the International Trumpet Guild Conference, and backed the likes of Mel Torme, Max Roach, Wayne Bergeron, Conrad Herwig, David “Fathead” Newman, and Jim Porcella. Band leader/trumpeter/pianist Jeff Holmes is responsible for the ensembles book of arrangements and original compositions, and has contributed works to the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Ernie Watts, the Big Apple Circus, John Abercrombie and Sheila Jordan to name but a few. Director of Jazz Studies and Artistic Director of Jazz In July at UMASS Amherst, Holmes can also be heard regionally with the Amherst Jazz Orchestra, New England Jazz Ensemble, Rob Zappulla Big Band, Greg Caputo Big Band, and, on occasion, Dan Gabel’s Abletones!

In addition to her work with the big band, Dawning Holmes has sung in jazz clubs from New York City to London, has guested with both Paul Winter and the UMASS Studio Orchestra/Jazz Ensemble I, and most recently opened for Bob Newhart at the Foxwoods Casino Theatre. She performs pieces made popular by Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Sam Cooke, Amy Winehouse, and many more.
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301
https://www.hawksandreed.com/