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Jazzy trombonist swings with symphony
For The Mirror
Jazz trombonist Greg Schroeder, who can do some serious name-dropping, will be the featured guest artist in the Federal Way Symphonys Symphony Swings concert March 3-4.
Schroeder has played with the Harry James Orchestra, Larry Elgart, The Many Sounds of Nine and Tuxedo Junction. He also has backed legendary entertainers Bob Hope, George Burns, Phyllis Diller, Ernestine Anderson, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow and the Four Tops.
Schroeder, who was born and grew u in Tacoma, also has performed locally with the Fifth Avenue, ACT and Paramount theaters, the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra.
A music instructor in the Northshore School District, hes also a faculty member at the Centrum Jazz Port Townsend Jazz Workshop and performs in the Festival All-Star Big Band each year in July.
Songs slated for the Federal Way Symphony shows include Count Basies April in Paris and All of Me, Glen Millers Pennsylvania 6-5000, Harry James Two Oclock Jump and Artie Shaws Back Bay Shuffle.
The concerts will be at 8 p.m. March 4 and 2 p.m. March 5 at St. Lukes Church, 515 S. 312th St. in Federal Way. Admmission will cost $25 for adults ($20 for 65 or older) and will be free for 18-and-under.
Tickets can be ordered at 838-9877. More information is available at www.federalwaysymphony.org.