Colorado swing band for a performance in Northwest Kan.

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The Western Plains Arts Association is pleased to announce the first performance by a regional swing band in Kansas. After midnight, Colorado’s Premier Swing Band will perform at 3 p.m. CST, Sunday, November 14, at the Cultural Arts Center at Colby Community College, 1255 S. Range.

Award-winning clarinetist Roger Campbell leads the hottest jazz band since the Swing era. After Midnight is the only sextet featured in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame at Red Rocks, considered one of the world’s premier venues.

Swinging hard since 1997, this extraordinary group of musicians has performed hundreds of concerts across the country for jazz festivals, clubs, weddings, summer gigs, and more. They conquer dizzying charts of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. This contagious music is guaranteed to have you dancing, swinging and smiling.

The band are a regular favorite at the annual Evergreen Jazz Festival and have released nine albums in nearly 25 years of entertainment.

Other band members scheduled to appear are: Mike McCullough – Guitar/Vocal; Rick Weingarten – Vibraphone/Vocal; Dwight Thompson – Bass; Andy Weyl – Piano; and Jim Moore – Drums.

Visit aftermidnightjazzband.com for more After Midnight information, including photos, member experience, album information, and music videos.

Immediately following the performance, family and friends of the late Ken Gatlin, longtime Colby-area resident, will host a memorial ceremony and reception in honor of this longtime WPAA Board member. . All concertgoers are invited.

This program sponsored by area businesses and individual donors has received a generous grant from the Dane Hansen Foundation, Logan, Kan., and the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation – Dane Hansen Community Grant for Thomas County, Bird City , Kan. Admission by WPAA season pass or adult $20 and student $10 at the door.

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