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Updated: 02/19/2014 08:00:01AM

Ingroov is in it for the love of music

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The Ingroov Big Band played Thursday afternoon at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County in Port Charlotte. It featured local musicians like John Johnson on bass, Jimmy Stevens on piano, band leader Fred Capitelli on saxophone and vocals, and Chris Farnum on drums.

By DEBBIE FLESSNER

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The recent resurgence in popularity of swing and big band music is a testament to the nostalgia for the era in which it originated.

Ironically, the ’30s and ’40s also encompassed a traumatic time in American history. Swing music, in particular, enjoyed its most fashionable presence during both the Great Depression and World War II. But as lovers of all genres of music know, good music has a way of soothing broken hearts and dreams.

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