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America’s Music & Dance 2016

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America’s Music & Dance 2016

America’s Music & Dance featuring The Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Jerry Floor with vocalist, Denny Floor, and, new this year, Vocalists “Shimmer.” The JAM Dancers directed by Cory Carver.

Monday, August 8th, 8:00 PM (FREE) Draper Amphitheater, 944 E Vestry Road, Draper, Utah

This delightful family show, originally produced in 2015, showcases both the development of America’s music, jazz, and the resulting inventions of ballroom dancing suitable to the many variations in the music. The music is presented by the 17 piece Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra featuring vocalist, Denny Floor. The dance components are a result of dance director, Cory Carver, working with the fabulous JAM Dancers. Also, new this year, the vocal group, “Shimmer.

Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra

Founded in 1973 under the moniker, The Floor/Crismon Big Band, the band changed its name to “The JAM Band” when Jazz Arts of the MountainWest was founded in 1992. Then in 2004, Mayor Rocky Anderson and talk-show host, Larry King, renamed the band, “The Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra.” The SLCJO became the “house band” for the SLC Jazz Festival and has backed some of the finest entertainers and jazz artists in the world.