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First Church to Host Jazz Bones Concert and Dinner

The Jazz Bones will be presenting a concert at First Church of Monson on Saturday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m.  The Jazz Bones, directed by David Neill, originated as a group in 1985 as a performance group of the Western Massachusetts Trombone Association.  The group consists of five trombones, a guitar, bass, and drums.  This unique ensemble plays arrangements written in five part harmony especially for trombones.  Whether playing hard swing, fast jazz, or sweet ballads, they are backed by a first class rhythm section.  Their repertoire consists of swing, jazz standards, blues, rock, Latin, and funk.  Some of the numbers they plan for the evening are "Just Friends; Don't Get Around; All of Me; Bad, Bad Leroy Brown; Los Matadores; and California Dreaming."  The concert is supported by the Monson Cultural Council.  Concert tickets will be available at the door for $5.00.

The Music Committee of First Church will prepare a pre-concert dinner which is open to the public.  The menu is baked ham, roasted rosemary potatoes, homemade applesauce, butternut squash, and a special dessert.  The dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of First Church.  Tickets for the concert and dinner are $20.00 and are available by calling Gail at (413) 267-4818.

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