On Sunday, March 2nd, at the New England Conservatory in Boston, a very special musical tribute to Vaughn Monroe by New England's own new Big Band favorite: Dan Gabel & The Abeltones.
From Dan Gabel's Facebook page:
This concert is presented in partial fulfillment of Dan Gabel's Master's Degree from New England Conservatory.
Special guests include Mr. James Demler singing the role of Vaughn Monroe, Ms. Emma Donahue, soprano, as Vaughn's opera collaborator, Patrice Munsel. Ms. Elise Roth joins the big band as the leaad featured vocalist. Plus, we will be introducing our new vocal group, the "Gabel Gals" in tribute to the original Moon Maids vocal group.
NEC's Brown Hall will be transformed to include a large dance floor, plus concert seating. The event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, compliments of the Gabel family.
For more on Vaughn Monroe's New England connection, including his The Meadows in Framingham where big band music was featured, have a look here at our previous post.