Montclair’s Big Band At Kennedy Center

Since its founding in 1998, the Montclair Women’s Big Band has played great swing music throughout California. This month, they finally hit the road and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The Band, which is directed by trumpeter Ellen Seeling, attracts stellar musicians. Naturally they practice at the Women’s Cultural Arts Club, where else?

Check out how these women swing, on classics like Fly Me To The Moon and String of Pearls. (Note that Quicktime is required.)

Or listen to some band members play with doyenne Marian McPartland, on her NPR Piano Jazz program: Part 1 and Part 2 are here.  What a kick.