PARTNERS OF HARRIS CENTER
AND THE MINDWINDER ORCHESTRA
Friday, October 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Dale Head brings the MindWinder Orchestra to the Harris Center for a dynamic presentation featuring songs in a multimedia live performance. His high-powered, dynamic orchestra delivers classic rock, pop and jazz in a highly entertaining and innovative show.
With his high energy and smooth vocals, Dale delivers classic rock tunes, as well as great pop and jazz songs, all orchestrated for big band in a highly original take on these musical genres. With a natural command of both rock and big band swing, Dale sings, plays trumpet and leads his talented group of players through a dynamic ride.
Since Dale's first album release, MindWinder, in 1995, Dale has delivered exciting live performances with new and inventive arrangements, encompassing musical genres ranging from big band swing music, to hard-hitting guitar riffs, which bring to mind the innovative horns of Blood Sweat and Tears, the vocal intensity of Janis Joplin, and the guitar gymnastics of Eddie Van Halen. Dale's three-octave vocal range features his unique style of scat singing inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme and Al Jarreau.
In 2015, Dale and his production company, MindWinder Productions, released his first full length big band record, Swing, Straight Up, with Rory Snyder and his Night Jazz Band. Released under the Chicago based BluJazz label, Dale received many rave reviews of his initial big band offering.
Now, with the upcoming album, Swing On the Rocks, slated for release in July 2018, Dale has added songs from Van Morrison, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Eagles, as well as many more favorites from the classic rock era to his repertoire. Arranged by Rick Walsh, Dale brings these classics to life in an exciting musical format, including video and creative stage effects. His live show also features hits from Joe Williams to Sammy Davis, Jr., as well as Michael Bublé, Al Jarreau and, of course, Frank Sinatra. This is big band in the 21st century!
$22-$38; Premium $43
Students with ID $12 in Zones 2-4 only