Doug Butchy Big Band Brings Swing and Big Band Sounds to EC Community Plaza Saturday, August 17th
Doug Butchy, a graduate of Youngstown State University, formed the Doug Butchy Big Band in 2006 to bring a unique blend of big band, swing, rock, modern jazz and funk to the area. The band has been a resounding success with audiences throughout western Pennsylvania and will be performing this Saturday, August 17th at the Ellwood City Community Plaza at 7:00 pm.
The members of the band are from in and around the Shenango Valley area. Many of them are local educators and professional musicians. Although they showcase big band music from the 1940s and 1950s, they do perform jazz and rock classics as well, ensuring that audiences of all ages will enjoy their performances.
Doug Butchy Big Band
The band leader, Doug Butchy is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education with a minor in Instructional Technology, but has no plans to performing. His musical resume is impressive, including studies with recording artists such as Kent Englehardt, Joshua Redman and James Umble. He has also performed with musical greats such as The Temptations, Maynard Ferguson and Manhattan Transfer. His album credits include the award winning “Biddle-De-Bop,” with the YSU Jazz Ensemble and “Standard Fare,” by Brass Taxi.
Band Leader Doug Butchy Performs on Saxophone
Doug and his band are looking forward to performing on the EC Community Plaza stage and will be performing music from a variety of genres. In the event of rain, the concert will move to the Lincoln High School auditorium.