Whatever happened to Guy Lombardo, who used to ring in the New Year every year at the Waldorf-Astoria?
Lombardo died in 1977 at the age of 75, but for the third consecutive year the National Press Club will be offering a big band to ring in the New Year. Doc Scantlin, Chou Chou, the Girlfriends and his 15-musician Imperial Palms Orchestra will take the stage at 8 p.m. and musically recreate the post-Prohibition atmosphere of the 1930s and 1940s. The whole performance is a recreation of the elegance, romance and well mannered youthful exuberance from a period of time that still affects us and at the same time seems so far away from today’s pop culture
The band’s repertoire ranges from 1920′s speakeasy numbers such as “Puttin’ On The Ritz” and the “Charleston” through the romantic, elegant 1930′s of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and the wonderful swing era of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, etc. Scantlin has appearing throughout the U.S. and Europe, playing hundreds of the biggest and best balls, special events, weddings, private parties, fund raisers and concerts.
It’s a show well worth the price of admission, and if you’re a dancer, it’s worth even more.
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