Rancho Santa Fe Big Band brings swing music back to the Ranch


Rancho Santa Fe Big Band celebrates the composers and band leaders of the big band era on Sunday evening, Nov. 24., at the Village Church (6225 Paseo Delicias) from 6-8:30 p.m. This 17-piece swing orchestra under the direction of Professor and former President of the San Diego Musicians’ Association Jack Wheaton, with producer and trumpeter Dominick Addario, vocalist and events coordinator Marie Addario, and the finest players of big band era music, presents a nostalgic evening of swing music.

This indoor pops-like (bring your own wine and appetizers) concert, celebrates its 12th year with packed performances. The non-profit swing orchestra provides decorations, munchies, glasses and wine openers, table linens and, of course, the multi-talented musicians who hail from LA, Orange and San Diego Counties. Many of the musicians have played with the bands of the ‘30s and ‘40s and Jack Wheaton never misses a chance to recall a good story or funny memory between arrangements. He’s heard them all.

“Hold your pre-Thanksgiving party at our party”, Marie Addario says, “many people do.” We’ve seen people bring their out-of -town guests, families, parents, office parties, and friends and neighbors who want to share a table and enjoy this evening of this all-American art form.” Tables of 10 may be reserved by calling Addario at 858-756-4542. For more information, log on to RSF Big Band’s web site: Tickets are $45 per person or $400 per table of 10. Individual tickets may be purchased at the Association office beginning Nov. 1. Swing Swing Swing into the holidays at the Rancho Santa Fe Big Band party.