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Symphony swings this weekend

For the Mirror

Federal Way Symphony’s swing concerts this weekend will include Big Band-era music and Broadway hits from Lerner and Loewe and will feature guest trombonist Jeff Hay, who has shared stages with some big-name performers.

Concerts are set for Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m at St. Luke’s Church, 515 S. 312th St. in Federal Way.

Tickets will be available at the door for $25 for adults and $20 for seniors, or can be ordered from the symphony at (253) 529-9857 and Children under 14 will be admitted free.

The melodies of swing and jazz icons Duke Ellington and Count Basie will come from the symphony and Hay.

Hay’s show-band experience includes Northwest tours and concerts with Perry Como, Harry Connick Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., the 4 Tops, Manhattan Transfer, Bette Midler and David Sandborn.

Hay also has recorded CDs with James Knapp, Don Lamphere, Cynthia Mullis and Murl Allen Sanders.

After beginning his trombone instruction while a student in the Seattle Public Schools system, Hay continued his music education at Western Washington University, North Texas State University and the University of Washington.

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