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Rhythm-Airs and Tenor Madness on Saturday

Rhythm-Airs on Teall Ave.

The Rhythm-Airs big band plays every Wednesday evening in Camillus, but this Saturday the orchestra will swing in Syracuse.

Led by trumpeter Maureen Clum, the Rhythm-Airs will perform charts primarily from the 1940s including tunes by Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Stan Kenton from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Goodtime Banquet Hall, 526 Teall Ave., in Syracuse, on the top floor of Klub Polski, the Polish-American Citizens Club. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $13 at the door; 345-1002.

Tenor Madness clarinet crazy

The trio known as Tenor Madness goes clarinet crazy at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave. That night, four-string guitarist Hanna Richardson and her husband, bassist Phil Flanigan will be joined by Ithaca clarinetist Brian Earle.

Now a member of Djug Django, Earle previously performed with Peggy Haine & The Lowdown Alligator Jass Band.

“We’ll play two sets of classic, swinging American music guaranteed to leave you with a song in your heart and a spring in your step,” Hanna said.

Admission costs $15, or $12 for WCC members, or $10 for students; 478-8634.

Tenor Madness generally features both Phil and Hanna playing four-string guitars alongside bassist Jared Mulcahy. Hanna does the singing. In July, the trio began waxing its first CD, tentatively titled “Do Something!” at Syracuse’s Subcat Studios.

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