The Strongsville City Jazz Swing Band will take the stage at the Hudson Green Aug. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Strongsville City Jazz Swing Band is one of the most versatile jazz/swing bands in the Cleveland area, playing everything from jazz classics to swing music from the big band era. The fine musicians who comprise the band bring a variety of musical experience to their performances that include entertaining at Playhouse Square, The Front Row Theater, Kenley Players and The Coliseum.
Some members of the band have performed with some well-known ensembles, including The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Warren Covington, Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson big bands, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and the Cleveland TOPS Orchestra.
The band performs during the summer as part of the Strongsville Community Band Summer Concerts and in other area communities. During the winter, the band has been featured at a number of Cleveland-area high school jazz festivals and on occasion has played for some dances.
Vocalists Kim Wasielewski, Cindy Smith and Ron Davis complement the band with their vocal renditions of many pop favorites. The band is co-directed by Ken Mehalko and James Wonnacott.