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Ripon Arts hosting Sister Swing Andrew Sisters tribute concert
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Sister Swing - photo by Photo Contributed

RIPON - The Ripon Arts League is bringing Sister Swing’s tribute to the Andrew Sisters to Ripon on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

It is one of two remaining concerts for the 2011-12 season. The other is the High Sierra Jazz Band on March 13. The group is a premier seven-member Dixieland band.

All concerts are held at the Multi-use Building at Ripon High School and begin at 7:30 p.m.

Sister Swing is a trio of vocalists dedicated to fun and frivolity while preserving the vintage jazz sounds of the girl groups of the 1930s and 1940s. Whether they are singing swing, boogie woogie, ballads or two-step, their sound is authentic and very much their own. They are backed by a powerhouse band.

The girls have been entertaining professionally for 20 years together, but came from very different musical backgrounds before they met. Valerie, lead singer, honed her skills in Top 40, Paula sang angelically in church and jazz groups, and Leigh cut her singing teeth performing classical and theater music in school.

Sister Swing has had the honor of receiving the Best Swing Band from the Sacramento News and Review Magazine, Best of Sacramento in 2005, and they’ve sung with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra as well as opened for the Glenn Miller orchestra.

They had the distinct honor of singing for Bob Hope and his wife at the Wings Over Stockton Air Show. They love harmony, laughter, dressing up like Big Girls and just generally goofing off.

For more information about the concert you may call Joe O’Leary at 599-3223.