Band Leader, Larry Smith, holds the honor of being named the first ever 'Jazz Master' for the state of Utah. Larry headed Jazz Studies at Utah State University for over 38 years and plays the saxophone, flute, clarinet and piano. He has played in groups who have accompanied Gladys Knight, Shirley Jones, Bob Hope, Buddy DeFranco, Maureen McGovern, the Lennon Sisters, and the Four Freshman. And he played in the USU Glenn Miller Show for over 25 years. You can look forward to another outstanding Celebrate America Show with the Larry Smith Big Band Orchestra.
Singers croon your favorite tunes for the dance portion of the evening.
Dancing or just listening to big band sounds of bands like Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman is always a crowd favorite.