Free Big Band Music Concert in Lakewood – Last Music Concert for This Summer

Posted on August 18, 2014 By

Lakewood residents can enjoy a free Township music concert by Wilbur Wittemann and his Bootcamp Big Band, Wednesday, August 27 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lakewood All Wars Memorial Amphitheater near Lake Carasaljo, off Route 9, on North Lake Drive.

The concert is sponsored by Investors Bank, Lakewood, and Dr. Gary Wheeler, Lakewood Family Dentistry, Route70, Lakewood.

Bootcamp Big Band, one of the premier big bands on the East coast, is made up of 20 professional musicians from New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., performing Big Band styles from the 1940s. Current jazz pieces will include Harry James, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson and Count Basie.

This band has performed and recorded with jazz artists Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson, Slide Hampton, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, Phil Woods, Al Cohn, Urbie Green, Bill Watrous, Arturo Sandoval, Allen Vizutti, Bobby Shew, Byron Stripling, Lew Soloff, Tal Farlow, Kenny Davern, Bob Mintzer, Claudio Roditi, Red Rodney, Dave Weckl.

Plenty of free parking and seating are available but feel free to bring lawn chairs. For more information and directions visit