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Boilermaker Jazz Band to perform at Shell Point

By Staff | Mar 13, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED The Boilermaker Jazz Band will perform at the Shell Point Retirement Community on March 14.

Shell Point Retirement Community’s Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes the Boilermaker Jazz Band to the stage on March 14 for a performance of “Benny Goodman: When Swing Was King.”

The concert will be held at 7 p.m. at The Village Church, at 15100 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers.

The band will present the best of Goodman’s small band classics, big band themes and great tunes made famous by “Goodman’s Gals.” Known as the “King of Swing” for his iconic Big Band recordings of the 1930s and ’40s, Goodman is instantly recognizable and remains popular today for his many musical numbers, including “Avalon,” “After You’ve Gone” and “Body and Soul.”

The acclaimed band is led by Paul Cosentino on clarinet, full-time bandleader who founded the band in 1988 at Carnegie Mellon University. Jennifer McNulty lends her smooth and sultry vocal stylings to ballads, standards and bubblin’ swing numbers. It has performed at major venues, including the Lincoln Center, Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City and the Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or 239-454-2067.