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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 www.federalwaysymphony.org. 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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