Big band music will make you dance

DOWNEY - From swing to classic melodies, the Wiseguys Big Band Machine is an 18-piece ensemble dedicated to keeping timeless music alive.The band will play at Furman Park on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The free concert is part of the city's annual summer concerts in the park. The Montebello-based band established in 1989 features a horn line, vocalists, soloists and a rhythm section. Their repertoire includes the vocal tunes of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Peggy Lee, along with big band favorites Glenn Miller, Perez Prado and Buddy Rich. The band also keeps people dancing with classic mambos and cumbias, and timeless music from the 50's and 60's. The Wiseguys' blend of swing, jazz and big band has made them a popular opening act for artists such as Cherry Poppin' Dadies, Tierra, Maynard Ferguson, Mariachi Sol Del Mexico, Poncho Sanchez and Santos de Los Angeles, among others. The band has performed on live radio and maintains a busy schedule of live appearances, including performances at the House of Blues, BB Kings, the Whiskey a Go-Go, the Grove of Anaheim, Disneyland, and at private parties and civic functions. Every summer the Wiseguys can be found performing at summer concerts in the Los Angeles Area. They have played at Furman Park several times already and have proven to be popular with the crowd. Wednesday's concert is free and the public is invited.

********** Published: August 12, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 17