Swing Era Demo
Classic 1930s and 1940s big band arrangements at the JFK library in Boston, MA on April 9, 2016. All charts transcribed by Danny Fratina from the original Swing Era recordings.
The Beantown Swing Orchestra performs Van Alexander’s arrangement at the Copley Westin in Boston, MA on May 6, 2017. Transcribed by Danny Fratina from the 1938 Chick Webb / Ella Fitzgerald recording.
“Man From Mars”
Jerry Gray’s arrangement of “Man From Mars” at the Peabody Centennial Grand Ball at the Northshore Mall in Peabody, MA on May 7, 2017. Transcribed by Danny Fratina from the 1939 Artie Shaw live Old Gold Show recording.