Friday, July 20, 2018

Big Band Boom


What a perfect ambience for a relaxed evening. A live band next to a small lake with a few couples dancing to the classics of the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. 



Had been to the Schaumburg Town Square this Monday and enjoyed the wonderful performance by the Band known as the Big Band Boom.
I heard that they are a 17 piece group and from the way they were playing with ease, I am sure they have been around for a while. 





While scanning the audience, I noticed one gentleman enjoying the music as well as making sketches.  


On closer look I found that he was quickly making sketches of the performers. 


As the show was in progress, there was this small girl who was searching for her father. Announcements were made and soon the father was located. I liked the drum roll that was given as the father and the daughter ran to meet each other (you can see it in the video)

The crooner did a good job while shifting the song tempo with the advancement of every decade (If I am not mistaken, her name is Candace) 



It was good to see couples on the dance floor having a good time.




I always liked the box guitar (compared to the electric guitar) and was happy to see that these guys were using the box guitar


As the evening progressed, the setting sun gave the perfect golden light, which is a photographer’s delight.


Meanwhile the sketch kept progressing. 


On the whole an enjoyable evening. 



24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures and beautiful music - Faith

Anvilcloud said...

Outdoor summer concerts are so pleasant.

Jeannette said...

Music and water and a sketch artists and dancers and a lost and found child...nice! I have never heard acoustic guitars referred to as "box" before...but it is very apt. Best wishes to you, Joe.

Bijoux said...

What an enjoyable evening! I prefer acoustic guitar over electric as well.

Martha said...

We love outdoor summer concerts!

Shoyeb Shaikh said...

What an enjoyable evening with 🎸 and apt listening music.
It's great such a little girl is unable to trace her father in a little crowd of gentlemen.

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing the fun and the joy of summer!

RO said...

Wow! I had no idea they did these types of things, and I would love it if I could find something that covers those eras here in NC. What a great way to relax and reminisce! Hugs...RO

Anonymous said...

Joe, what a vivid description of the evening you've captured through your camera. Wishing you a great holiday. - Perviz Bhote

Kim Standard said...

It looks like everyone was enjoying the evening....great the girl found her father.

Anonymous said...

Great way to spend an evening - Aditya Titus

Elephant's Child said...

It looks like a marvellous evening.

Bob Bushell said...

Good jazz band there.

Connie said...

Nice video. They played very well. It's fun to see couples dancing and enjoying the music.

Tabor said...

Very talented group. HOw lucky to have the weather cooperate.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

A great little trip to the concert. I loved every moment, thank you!
I also enjoyed the beautiful water/bird shots on the previous post. Congratulations on your blog named the BEST! I agree.

kaykuala said...

Everyone seems to be having a fine time. Good crowd and good music are fine ingredients for relaxation. Sketching can be so engrossing despite the crowd! Great pics Haddock!

Hank

Chris Lally said...

Great photos & story (love happy endings!).
Thanks for the video. I grew up listening to that music & it brought back lots of happy memories!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful ambience for a relaxed evening. .... nice to see couple dancing on the floor. Lovely pictures, thanks Joe, beautiful music, concerts are so pleasant to hear, I love it - Linda Marcedo

Janika said...

This looks like an entertaining event. Photos are great too.
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Candy said...

What fun!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant. Love this kind of music. - Howard Hill

Lowcarb team member said...

Looks fun

All the best Jan

Anonymous said...

Joe, I enjoyed how you pay attention to details, they are very nice. You also surprise me with some of the scenes that you captured. Your passion is appreciated, and I am looking forward to seeing more of your blogs. - Dino Trinh