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The Ladies of Swing

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Schuster Center February 18, 2022 8:00 pm
Schuster Center February 19, 2022 8:00 pm

The Ladies of Swing

CARMEN BRADFORD guest singer


Masters of Swing Vol. 2
I Dream’t I Dwelled in Harlem
We’ll Be Together Again
Swing That Music
Honeysuckle Rose
Love Is Here to Stay
I’ve Got a Crush on You
St. Louis Blues March
Lullaby for Basie
Swing Swing Swing
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Mr. Paganini
I Won’t Dance


Masters of Swing Vol. 3
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Angel Eyes
Swing Out
I’ve Got a Right to Sing The Blues
But Not For Me
Bugle Call Blues
Song of the Volga Boatmen
Love Me or Leave Me
Someone to Watch Over Me
A Tisket A Tasket

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The Dayton Philharmonic and guest vocalist Carmen Bradford bring to the stage a program featuring hits performed and recorded by the great Swing legends Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and more. Carmen uses this collection of timeless standards and songs, made popular by the great vocalists of the swing era, to guide the audience with her dazzling vocal style and honor these incredible vocal songstresses.

Carmen Bradford is jazz royalty. Her grandfather Melvin Moore sang with Dizzy Gillespie’s Big Band and with the Ink Spots, and her parents are legendary cornetist and composer Bobby Bradford and world-renowned jazz vocalist, composer, and author Melba Joyce. It was no surprise, then, that at the age of 22, Carmen was discovered and hired by William “Count” Basie and became the featured vocalist in the legendary Count Basie Orchestra for nine years.

Carmen Bradford and the Dayton Philharmonic bring a show-stopping performance to the Schuster as together they honor the The Ladies of Swing.