Friday, June 14, 2013

Watch & Win Wednesdays

Watch & Win Wednesdays

Want FREE concert tickets? How about an in-studio session with Shaun Johnson BBE? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to Win.  Over the next five weeks we will be releasing five live in studio videos on our YouTube channel. We will be releasing one video per week every Wednesday. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and be one of the first twenty people to comment on these videos and you're entered to WIN.

We will release one video per week every Wednesday of the contest. Every Wednesday the first twenty people to subscribe to our YouTube Channel AND Comment on the video will be entered into the five week contest.  

At the conclusion of the contest one winner will be randomly chosen. The winner will have their choice of one of the following prizes.

1) Attending a live in studio session with Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience 

2) VIP Package which includes show tickets to an upcoming show and backstage passes.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Top Five Big Band Movies

Beginning in the 1930’s Big Band music was extremely popular.  This popularity made Big Band music a favorite among the Hollywood movie production community. During this ‘swing’ era artists such as Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsie and Glenn Miller were courted by the movie industry.  Big Band music was in high demand by the public and the movie industry was more then happy to deliver this music to the public.

Here is a list of our list of the top five Big Band music movies.

1.     The Glenn Miller Story  (Universal, 1956)
2.     The Benny Goodman Story  (Warner Brothers, 1937)
3.     The Fabulous Dorsey’s (United Artists, 1947)
4.     Hollywood Hotel (Warner Brothers, 1937)
5.     Las Vegas Nights (paramount, 1941)

If you’re like us and can't get enough of the Big Band sound, check out these movies.