DCLX’tra: The Craig Gildner Big Band

DCLX is proud to host the Craig Gildner Big Band for our June 22 Xtra!

The Craig Gildner Big Band is a thirteen-piece repertoire orchestra authentically recreating the sounds of the swing era made famous by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, and others. Arrangements are direct transcriptions and stock selections that would have been played back in the day by bands across the country. Adding to the period feel, the rhythm section boasts calfskin drums arranged in a manner much like Krupa’s, gut wound bass string, acoustic rhythm guitar on a vintage Gibson L7, and stride piano solos.

The musicianship is of the highest caliber. Bandleader Craig Gildner handpicked each and every section from DC’s pool of talented musicians. The band can whisper and scream…and everything in between…all in just one song!

Event Details:

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Beginner lesson: 8 – 9 pm
Dance: 9 pm – midnight
$20 regular admission, $15 with a valid school or military ID.

The Spanish Ballroom
at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD 20812