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Vocalists Ginger Pauley and Jeff Gilbert
SWING ERA BIG BAND
The MIKE HENEBRY ORCHESTRA is a SWING ERA BIG BAND from the Southern California area. They play the swing music of the big bands and dance bands of basically, the years 1935-1948. They play big band jazz as well as the ballads and the sweeter side. In their incredible library of about 2100 charts, they have authentic arrangements from all of the major bands of the period: Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Jimmie Lunceford, Woody Herman, etc.
Many of the Arrangements are the Real McCoy! For example, over 300 of the Benny Goodman arrangements came from the actual Benny Goodman library. Many of the Artie Shaw charts were acquired directly from Mr. Shaw himself! In these cases, these are the "actual" arrangements used to make the famous hit recordings (not a facsimile or an approximation like most bands play). When you put top-caliber musicians behind the "actual" music, you get a sound that is nearly identical to the original!
The band recreates the sound of the bands that gave us what is generally considered to be the very best of the American popular music to date. Everybody still loves the music… In The Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Let’s Dance, Marie, I’m Getting Sentimental Over You, Flat Foot Floogie, Tuxedo Junction, Begin The Beguine, A String Of Pearls, Boogie Woogie, Woodchoppers Ball, Little Brown Jug, Sing, Sing, Sing…
The MHO has been playing dances, weddings, concerts-in-the-parks, reunions, festivals, anniversaries and parties in the cities of Southern California for many years, and they always get a great reception. They are generally considered to be one of the very top big bands in California. They can provide wedding entertainment as well as dance music for any occasion. They have CDs available as well (see recordings).
The MIKE HENEBRY ORCHESTRA is a guaranteed hit!
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