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Whittier College
Office of Public Relations
13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA  90608-0634

Contact:     Gabriela Baez or Caye Brundage Riley at (562) 907-4974         

Reference:  03/04: 36

Date:           Jan. 5, 2004

                                                                                                                                                 

Super Band Returns to Whittier College 

 

WHAT:          A Salute to big band singers featuring the

                                    John Peace Super Big Band and special guest Mike Hudson. 

WHEN:                    8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004 

WHERE:                 The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier
                             College

                             13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier, Calif. 

COST:                     $32 for the general public; $27 for students and senior
                              citizens with ID.

ADD:                      John Peace is no stranger to Whittier College.  In his 13th appearance, he brings the sounds of crooners, swooners and be-boppers of the 1940s and 50s to life in vocalist Mike Hudson.  John Peace formed his first big band in 1951 and the young teenage band was quickly hired to back Jim Hawthorne on a weekly live comedy show on channel 5 in Los Angeles.  In the mid-1950s Peace conducted many musical groups, from quartets to full swing bands. In addition, he has played saxophone, clarinet and flute with many name bands, including Harry James, Charlie Barnett, Billy Eckstine, Billy May, Ray Anthony, Sy Zentner and many others. Peace recently returned from a nine-week tour of Australia and New Zealand with the production of Live from Las Vegas: A Tribute to the Rat Pack.

INFORMATION:       Tickets are available by calling the Shannon Center Box Office at (562) 907-4203.

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