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Get a front row seat to local musical performances on Center Stage. This witf original production brings local live music to you! Enjoy full-length regional concerts from across the musical spectrum—from classical and jazz to folk and rock. Saturdays and Sundays at 8p on witf 89.5 and 93.3

We’re unable to post audio on-demand due to certain restrictions, but typically most concerts are repeated after a few months. Please check our program calendar for your favorite artists in the coming weeks and months.

Second Hand Suits on Center Stage

Written by Cary Burkett, Arts & Culture Desk and witf Host | Oct 22, 2013 4:38 AM

Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 8 p.m. on witf’s Center Stage

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Second Hand Suits are a jazz, folk, and blues-rock band based in Lancaster. Their music includes songs by jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and swing jazz standards. But their performance style is energetic and contemporary.  They include a mix of their own original material, some of it written in the gypsy jazz style popularized by Django Reinhardt. Their approach may be best summed up in their band motto: “vintage sounds for modern times”.

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Their first album is titled Get What I Got, recorded at “The Sugartank” in Lancaster. Their Center Stage performance comes from a house concert presented at The Woodstove House, and made available to witf by Jason Mundok.

Listen to our live stream online.

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 Also, the program features a Center Stage Spotlight on The Deangelo Trio. The father, Cory, and his two sons, Sam and Joe, are from Carlisle, and play the gypsy jazz arrangements of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli made popular in Europe in the 1930’s. They dropped by the witf studio to play some tunes for us and talk about how they got started playing this music. They will be opening for the Hot Club of San Francisco on November 6th at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center at HACC. The pre-show begins at 6:30.

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