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Big Band Bash: Polar Vortex & Gabriel's Horns (SOLD OUT) @ BOP STOP

May 12 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm


Big Band Bash: Polar Vortex & Gabriel's Horns (SOLD OUT) @ BOP STOP


Two Northeast Ohio big bands share an evening at the BOP STOP for a Big Band Bash! Tickets to attend this show in person are $15 each. The concert will also be livestreamed on BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and can be made at

Polar Vortex: Polar Vortex is an all-volunteer community Big Band. The band is open to community musicians of all ages able to play at least at a high school level and goal of the band is to build awareness and appreciation for jazz and improvisation by providing enjoyable, lifelong learning opportunities for community musicians and affordable, entertaining concert experiences for audiences of all ages. The band performs in a wide variety of styles, including swing, Latin, and funk. The majority of the repertoire comes from the Great American Songbook and is supplemented by other great jazz standards. The band is directed by Cleveland freelance artist and educator Mark Russo and has included guest artists such as Chris Burge, Scott Marsh, Mark Russo, Joe Hunter and many more.


Gabriel’s Horns: Gabriel’s Horns® is a 21-piece jazz-praise big band. Members include professional and amateur musicians, music educators, college students and talented youth under the direction of Bandleader James T. May Jr. The band has a rich history of local performances which includes Severance Hall’s MLK Celebration Concert, Cleveland State University’s Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival, Cleveland Ingenuity Festivals, The House of Blues, Cleveland’s Tall Ship Festival, the Cuyahoga County Fair, The Bop Stop, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Trinity Cathedral Noon Time Concert Series, The LaSalle Theatre Gospel Jazz Series, worship centers, assisted-living facilities, community festivals and opened for Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes.

Gabriel’s Horns® has featured legendary jazz musicians and vocalists, such as Ron Davis, Evelyn Wright, Maria Jacobs, Sabra Dodge, Gospel Singer Kelly Chapman, Jackie Warren, Eddie Baccus Sr., Eddie Baccus Jr, Cecil Rucker,Tenor Saxophonist Jim Noel, Chris Coles, Bobby Selvaggio, Nathan Davis, Johnny Cochran, Guitarist Maceo Noisette III, Trumpeters Dennis Reynolds, Melvin Burks, Mark Russo, Bassists Jesse Dandy Jr., Glenn Holmes, Percussionists Bill Ransom, Ralph Jackson, Perry Williams III, and Trombonist/Composers Dick Wooley, Chris Anderson and Sam Blakeslee. The music repertoire consists of hymns, classical, wind ensemble literature, marches, jazzpraise, jazz, blues and classic big band charts. The music reflects the diversity of the group and provides opportunities for members to grow musically, spiritually and socially. The mentoring of young musicians is an integral part of Gabriel’s Horns® mission.

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Big Band Bash: Polar Vortex & Gabriel's Horns (SOLD OUT) @ BOP STOP
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