Sassy Brass Big Band: Ready to ‘Swing into Christmas’
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Nov 27, 2011 | 1334 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Museum Center at Five Points with the Sassy Brass Big Band will hold a Christmas concert called “Swing into Christmas” on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The evening will include a light dinner of three varieties of homemade soups, bread and desserts.

This event follows July’s successful Red, White and Blues event held at the Museum Center which was a sold-out hit. As with the July event, attendees will have a light dinner while listening to live swing music.

To celebrate the season, an array of Christmas classics from the past will be played including Big Band music of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s by the Sassy Brass Big Band in the Museum’s Cultural Center.

The Sassy Brass Big Band directed by Don Bindrim is the joint effort of up to 25 community musicians who volunteer their time to share their love of music and entertaining with audiences. The musicians range in age from 15 to 88. Their vocations are widely varied, some examples being students, teachers, engineers, retired military, piano tuners, TVA employees and Bowater employees. They all share a love and passion for music.

The cost to attend is $12.50 per person and proceeds will go to support the Greater Cleveland Community Stage Band, The Family Foundation and the Museum Center at Five Points.

Museum Director Lisa Simpson Lutts said, “This serenade of smooth Christmas tunes will be a wonderful way to start off your holidays and spend a relaxing evening at the Museum Center.”

Tickets may be purchased at the Museum Center, Tooter’s Music Store on Inman Street or at the door. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly, so guests are encouraged to purchase tickets and reserve tables early for the event.

For more information, call 339-5745 and ask for Tracy or visit