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1st Wednesdays @ Beth El: Hotel Paradise Orchestra

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8 Adar 5780

7:30 PM

We welcome back this diverse orchestra. They are a 12-piece big band specializing in early jazz and sweet dance tunes from 1920 to1935. Some of the orchestra’s songs go back as far as 1910. The sound is what one would hear in Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies, plus Roaring Twenties-flavored jazz as played by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, or Guy Lombardo. Many of the arrangements are the same ones first played and recorded 90 years ago by Fats Waller, W. C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Glen Gray, Fletcher Henderson, Irving Berlin or George Gershwin. The style and look of the Hotel Paradise Orchestra is unique to Baltimore big bands and authentic to the period, thanks to the inclusion of a tuba, banjo and a violin section. The music is bright, sweet, jazzy, fun, old-fashioned and danceable.

Location: Offit Auditorium.

The 1st Wednesday of the month brings you an evening of music, entertainment, and learning in the Offit Auditorium. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes a delicious dessert. There is no fee for these programs and no registration is required. To show your support for the learning opportunities provided for you by the Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center and the First Wednesdays and Cultural Programs Fund, please consider making a contribution to this Fund.Contact Bekah Weltemeyer at 410-484-0411 or at Additional sponsorship opportunities are available in the front of this brochure. Please consider sending a sponsorship along with your registration for classes.

For further information, contact Ellen Marks at or 410-580-5166.

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