All that jazz at dinner show at the Coon Rapids Civic Center

The Riverside Swing Band entertained a full house of senior citizens at the Coon Rapids Civic Center Aug. 2.

The Riverside Swing Band entertained a full house of senior citizens at the Coon Rapids Civic Center Aug. 2.

The Riverside Swing Band entertained a full house of senior citizens at the Coon Rapids Civic Center Aug. 2.

The trio performed at a dinner show presented by Coon Rapids Senior Services prior to the Congregate Dining lunch.

There were 176 people in attendance.

The trio, comprising guitar, upright bass and tenor saxophone, performed a jazz set from the 1930s and 1940s.

According to Kris Niebler, Coon Rapids Senior Services program specialist, the dinner shows take place every other month and are very popular with the senior citizens who attend the Coon Rapids Senior Center, whose headquarters is the civic center.

“We try to mix up the music,” Niebler said.

This show was jazz and the previous one was country music, she said.

And the entertainers that are booked for the dinner shows are “back by popular demand,” Niebler said.

The Riverside Swing Band has performed at a previous dinner show, she said.

“They are wonderful,” Niebler said.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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