Side Street Strutters
100 Years of American Music
April 10, 2018 7:30 PM
The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of recorded American
Music. The Side Street Strutters with vocalist Meloney Collins
invite audiences to enjoy a potpourri of jazz, pop and R and B
melodies which have shaped our musical landscape. Songs that
inspired, lyrics that reflected a particular time in our countries
history, and melodies that played a significant role towards the
development and enjoyment of American music. This popular show
combines Ms. Collin's sassy, yet sultry, personality and soulful
voice, with the Strutters' exciting musical arrangements, personable
humor and showmanship. The result is a musical theater experience
capturing the essential charm and vibrant energy of the golden age
In 2000, the ensemble took on the challenge of creating a symphony
pops program, and has since shared the stage with major orchestras
including Houston, Rochester, Phoenix, Jacksonville, Pasendena and
San Antonio. In celebration of their 25th anniversary, the Strutters
revisited the roots of jazz with "Back To Bourbon Street", a
colorful show embracing the spirit and festiveness of New Orleans.
In 2013, the band unveiled "Shiny Stockings" featuring, for the
first time, the vocal stylings of Meloney Collins.
The Strutters have presented formal concerts, symphony pops
performances and student outreach programs in all fifty states,
seven European countries, Canada and Mexico. Their superb
musicianship and award winning orchestrations have earned them
national and international acclaim: NEA awarded fellowships and
grants; State Arts Council Roster Artists; First Place Honors, Breda
International Jazz Competition, Holland National radio and
television appearances; International Association of Jazz Educators
Outstanding Musicianship Award; appearances at dozens of European
and U.S. jazz festivals, a guest presidential performance, and 12 CD
recordings. In addition, the group has been entertaining guests at
the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. for 22 years.
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