When I was fourteen-years-old, my uncle taught me how to dance to Etta Jamesâ€™s At Last for my mom and step dadâ€™s wedding reception.Â I was young and awkward, tripping over both of my left feet.
Last summer, after growing up quite a bit, he taught me the two-step to Frank Sinatraâ€™s Fly me to the Moon for my grandparentâ€™s 60th wedding anniversary. This time I was able to share a dance with my high school sweetheart and fiancÃ© Jason.
I only hope the uncle I look up to so much is able to teach me how to dance for my wedding. Jason and I plan to share our first dance to Eva Cassidyâ€™s interpretation of Irving Berlinâ€™s Blue Skies.
This summer, the Columbus Zoo is teaming up with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. They will be bringing the sweet sounds of Jazz to the wonders of the Waterâ€™s Edge Events Park at the zoo. This is the fifth annual celebration, and it is certain to be unforgettable. This season consists of four separate shows all starting at 8pm.
Summer 2010 JazZoo! Schedule:
- July 16: â€œChicago & the Sounds of the â€™70sâ€ featuring Bruce Wermuth
- July 23: â€œSinatra & the Big Bandsâ€ featuring John Fredo
- August 6: â€œSatchmo & the Dukeâ€ featuring Dwight Lenox
- August 13: â€œGershwin Under the Starsâ€ featuring Michael McElroy and Capathia Jenkins
I am sure Jason and I will be there on June 23rd to celebrate Sinatra and the Big Bands. Who knows, maybe we will even sneak in a dance. Either way, tickets for adults are $27 if you pay in advance and $30 if you purchase them the day of the concert. Students can get tickets for $15. Whatâ€™s even better, the tickets to the concert include all day admission to the zoo.