Swing Dancing with Starfall Orchestra
Doors: 5:00 PM (ends at 9:00 PM)
$12 / $5 Students 17 & Under
Spend your Sunday evening with the Starfall Orchestra! This 19-piece big band will not only bring you back to an extravagant era with their music, but they bring a professional dancer with them to get the crowd involved with Swing Dance lessons! Lessons begin at 5pm and last for an hour, followed by a performance by Starfall Orchestra that will keep you on your feet all night long!
5:00 – 6:00 swing dance lessons
6:00 – 9:00 Starfall Orchestra
The Starfall Orchestra is led by Bob Ojeda.
Originally from Chicago, Bob has many years of experience playing with the most popular Big Bands in the business, including Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Ralph Marterie, Les Elgart. His experience varies widely from the rock show, Hair in the early 70’s to performing with The Rolling Stones in 1975. His music writing projects include television: The Tonight Show and The Midnight Special.
In the 80’s Bob performed with Hank Jones, Thad Jones, Frank Rosolino, Bill Holman, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughn, and Peggy Lee. Bob played with the incomparable Count Basie Orchestra from 1985 through 2001. Bob’s trumpet and arrangements can be heard on all Basie CD’s during this time, including arrangements for Diane Shuur and George Benson. One of the highlights of this period was backing Frank Sinatra with the Basie Orchestra.
Bob has literally played thousands of dances, and is well connected to and respected in the Chicago music scene.