CAB hosts famous 1930s bandleader

By Lynn Kallal

Take one Grammy award-winning saxophone player, add the talents of a seasoned bandleader and his band, blend together in a large theater, and the result is an evening of exceptional music.

Woody Herman and his band, Young Thundering Herd, will be playing with Stan Getz Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Egyptian Theatre, 132 N. Second St.

erman, a bandleader for the past 50 years, is the only major bandleader from the 1930s who still tours. But his music is very much of the present.

Originally from Milwaukee, Herman celebrated his 50th anniversary in show business in July 1985 with a concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

Getz, a tenor saxophonist, has been called a giant in the jazz world for more than 40 years. Getz became a professional musician when he was 16. He played saxophone with trombonist Jack Teagarden’s band. But Getz gained national attention for his work as a member of Woody Herman’s Second Herd, also known as the Four Brothers Band.

e is credited with acquainting Americans with the bossa nova. Also, his 1964 recording of “Girl from Ipanema” won 11 Grammys. He has helped to move the newer music of “fusion” into today’s pop music.

Tickets are now on sale at the Sandburg ticket office at NIU’s Holmes Student Center. General Admission is $8.

Tickets will also be available at the Mel Elliott Music Center, 132 E. Lincoln Hwy., but can be purchased in person only. The Rockford MetroCentre, 300 Elm St., will have about 150 tickets for sale by phone at the number 968-5222.

This concert is sponsored by NIU’s Campus Activities Board’s concert committee.