The Swingin' Boonville Band

Location Mendocino Art Center
07/01/2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Free admission
The Mendocino Coast Jazz Society and the Mendocino Art Center present Jazz on the Lawn, featuring The Swingin’ Boonville Big Band. Celebrate the 4th of July weekend while enjoying music and dancing to this 19-piece jazz big band, including some of the county’s finest musicians, led by Bob Ayers.
Music in past years has included “Lady is a Tramp,” “Autumn Leaves,” “Misty,” “I’ll Close My Eyes,” “Lazy River,” “Moonglow,” “Mambo 5,” “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” “Night Train,” “Tuxedo Junction,” and “Tenor Madness,” among other dance inspiring popular tunes. Tasty food treats, beer and wine will available for purchase.
The band has entertained audiences all over Mendocino County, and as far south as Santa Cruz and as far east as Reno. Formed in 1976 at the College of the Redwoods, first as The COR Big Band and then the Bob Ayres Big Band, the group functioned under the aegis of the College of the Redwoods for about 25 years before being sponsored by the Parks and Recreation department for several years. The band moved to Boonville in 2000 and became The Swingin’ Boonville Big Band.

Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street
95460 Mendocino , CA
Phone: 707-937-5818