Friday, August 26, 2016

Mary Knapke to be Featured with the Greenville Municipal Jazz Band

The Greenville Municipal Jazz Band will continue the Summer Concerts in the Park this Sunday, August 28th at 7pm at the Marling Band Shell in the beautiful Greenville City Park. This week the jazz band will feature and nice variety of jazz and pop music featuring the high powered vocals of Mary Knapke.

Mary has been a performer for many years and was prominently featured in TV and radio promos for Pepsi-Cola while she lived in North Carolina. She has been active in live theater for many years and had many leading roles. She is well known for her singing with big bands, such as the Hal Harris Orchestra, The Hauer Swing Band, Frank Neville Orchestra and Swing Era Big Band. Mary will sing great jazz standards such as Straighten Up and Fly Right, Blue Skies, Feelin’ Good and the great jazz standard Route 66.

The band will also feature Bill Westfall on the great guitar feature Sleepwalk and Jon Slonaker on Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Many more wonderful tunes and soloists are programmed for the evening.

Please plan to join us this Sunday, August 28th at 7pm at the Marling Band Shell in the Greenville City Park and invite some friends. We have had tremendous attendance this summer and we thank you. Seating is available or you may bring your own lawn chair or blanket. As always, our concerts are free and open to the public.

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