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Swing is the Thing

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Location Date and Time
Schuster Center March 31, 2023 7:30 pm
Schuster Center April 1, 2023 7:30 pm

About the Concert

The 1940s and the 1950s were the decades of dance. Swing is the Thing features four world-champion swing dancers, a fabulous vocalist, and a bluesy clarinetist alongside the Dayton Philharmonic! For a fully-immersive experience, arrive at 6:30pm to learn how to swing dance from Elegance in Dance on the DP&L stage.


Pettis/Meyers (arr. Tyzik) Bugle Call Blues
Traditional (arr. Finegan) Song of the Volga Boatman
Gray/Sigman (arr. Tyzik) Pennsylvania 6-5000
Shaw (arr. Tyzik) Nightmare
Lunceford (arr. Tyzik) T'aint What You Do
Grainger/Robbins (arr. Tyzik) T'aint Nobody's Business If I Do
Hunter/Austin (arr. Tyzik) Downhearted Blues
Tyzik Downtown Shuffle
Handy (arr. Tyzik) St. Louis Blues
Tyzik Harlem Street Scene

- Intermission -

Johnson Charleston
Armstrong/Gerlach (arr. Tyzik) Swing That Music
Ellington (arr. Tyzik) Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Dennis/Brent (arr. Tyzik) Angel Eyes
Hawkins (arr. Tyzik) Swing Out
Smith (arr. Tyzik) Backwater Blues
Arr. Tyzik St. James Infirmary 
Gershwin I've Got Rhythm
Lee Fever
Cox (arr. Tyzik) Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Tyzik Swing, Swing, Swing

Featured Artists

Patrick Reynolds, Conductor

Dave Bennett, clarinet

Miche Braden, vocalist

Stephen Sayer, swing dancer

Karine Hermes, swing dancer

Hunter Krikac, swing dancer

Gabby Cook, swing dancer

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra