OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER
For Immediate Release
November 1, 2013
Contact: Richard Hall, Executive Director
The Ohnward Fine Arts Center
COPA CREW BIG BAND HOLIDAY SHOW
Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Adults $22(in advance) $25(at the door)
Students $13 (in advance) $15 (at the door)
(The show runs approximately 2 hours. Beer and wine will be available)
Tickets can also be purchased at The Ohnward Fine Arts Center (from 9:00 am – 1:00
pm), Osterhaus Pharmacy and the Maquoketa State Bank Main Office.
Fast-paced holiday humor frames the Great American Songbook all backed by the Copa
Crew Big Band sound. This versatile group has been entertaining Midwestern audiences
since 1993 and this holiday show is one of their best!
You will be able to swing to the music of Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, George
Gershwin and more. Enjoy holiday classics such as White Christmas and Christmas
Time is Here as the Copa Crew takes you Home for the Holidays.
The Copa Crew is a composite of highly experienced jazz performers. The Jack Farina
Big Band forms its core. The Jack Farina Big Band was formed in 1968 with its first
appearance at the Viking Hall in the famed Wagon Wheel Resort. The band has appeared
in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago and throughout the Midwest. The band performs
swinging ballroom, standards, and Latin. They play hits made famous by Glenn Miller,
Benny Goodman, Harry James, Count Bassie, Tony Scodwell, and Artie Shaw, among
Fourteen of the Midwest's finest jazz musicians combine their talents to provide the
swinging holiday sounds. The acclaimed saxophone section takes you back to the days
of Glenn Miller, while an experienced and synchronized brass section balances out the
sound. Charlie Imbert, the producer and emcee, is a veteran of nightclubs and cabarets.
This includes eight years in Las Vegas, Nevada. He brings a wry wit to the show. The
show is rounded out by a dynamic group of young singers who add vitality and energy to
what will turn out to be an uplifting evening of entertainment. The Copa Crew will start
your season with high energy and keep you there through the New Year!