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June 21, 2021

Manhattan Municipal Band featuring Jim Rupp

Submitted by Alex Wimmer

On Tuesday, June 22, the Manhattan Municipal Band, under the direction of Frank Tracz, will be joined by special guest Jim Rupp on the drum set at its 7:30 p.m. concert.

Rupp has toured extensively with the big bands of Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson and Glenn Miller. He is the drummer on three Woody Herman CDs — "The Fiftieth Anniversary Tour, which" was nominated for a Grammy award, "Legacy" and "Live In London." Rupp spent eight years with Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Diane Schuur and has also performed and toured with artists such as Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Joe Lovano, Hank Marr, Buddy DeFranco, Maria Schneider, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, John Fedchock, Natalie Cole, the Cleveland and Columbus Jazz Orchestras, and the Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Orchestra. He currently on the faculty at Ohio State University.

More information, including this season's schedule and special guests, can be found on the Manhattan Municipal Band website. We hope to see you at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park on Tuesday.