Harry James Orchestra, Fred Radke, director
May 07, 2012 - 7:30 PM
FREE. General admission tickets required.
School of Music Jazz Studies faculty artist Fred Radke, trumpet, leads the world-famous Harry James Orchestra, featuring vocalist Gina Funes (also a School of Music faculty artist), in a program of show-tunes, standards, love songs, and other music from the Golden Age of Swing.
Note: Event is FREE, but General Admission tickets are required. Order tickets online here, or by phone at: 206.543.4880.
Don’t Be That Way
You’ll Never Know
I Get a Kick Out of You
I Had the Craziest Dream
I Don’t Want to Walk Without You
I’ve Heard That Song Before
All I Ask Of You
You Made Me Love You
Back Beat Boogie
Long Ago and Far Away
Almost Like Being in Love
It’s Been A Long, Long Time
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Two O’Clock Jump
Harry James Orchestra
Fred Radke and the Harry James Orchestra have entertained folks of all ages, at all types of venues, including intimate private parties, weddings, conventions, cruise ships, formal concerts, and international tours. The group, along with vocalist Gina Funes, features show-tunes, standards, love songs, and music from the golden age of swing.
Fred Radke, Director
School of Music faculty artist Fred Radke, trumpet, is a well-known big-band conductor and authority on big-band history. A professional musician since the age of fifteen, Radke has toured extensively around the world as leader and member of the Harry James Orchestra. He has also performed as lead trumpeter with many other well-known ensembles and performers, including the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Dick Jergens Orchestra, the Modernaires, Johnny Ray, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme and numerous others.
In addition to his professional career as a trumpeter, conductor, recording artist, compose/arranger, and producer, Radke is a musical clinician and educator who most recently has served as the resident instructor of Jazz Studies at North Seattle Community College. Since Fall 2011, he has been a part-time lecturer in the UW Jazz Studies program, where he is director of the UW Studio Jazz Ensemble, the University's big band.
Gina Funes, Vocalist
Gina Funes joined the School of Music faculty in Fall 2010 as a part-time lecturer in the Voice program. Her professional singing career has included roles in Mimi, La Boheme, The Magic Flute, and The Marriage of Figaro with the Seattle Little Opera Company and the University of Washington Festival Opera Company as well as engagements with the Seattle and Portland Symphony Orchestras.
As a nightclub performer, she has appeared with such artists as Glenn Yarborough, Miriam Makeba, George Burns, Connie Stevens, Tony Bennett, the Modernaires, Pete Barbutti, Johnnie Ray, and Mel Torme. She has appeared as a featured singing artist at Seattle's Fairmont Olympic Hotel and frequently appears in performances around the world as guest singing artist for the Harry James Orchestra, directed by her husband, Fred Radke.