Swinging Sensation Captures Temple City

Last Wednesday, July 9, the City of Temple City was swung off its feet by the Blues band, “Flattop Tom & His Jump Cats.” The band, posed posed on top of a white pagoda, was dressed smartly in bright red and black tuxedoes. Their energetic symphony had the denizens of Temple City busting out their moves all over the park.”

Got some blues for ya!” Flattop Tom would spontaneously cue his musicians to switch the mood after every few pieces, as their band is a versatile one capable of performing various types of Blues. Most of the music played was classic Big Band style, reminiscent of Glenn Miller’s songs.

Since 1992, Flattop Tom & His Jump Cats have been playing music. On Wednesday evening, they were promoting their newest CD. A black T-shirt hung on the pillar of the pagoda with their logo emblazoned on the front: a red and white shield with the silhouettes of a swing-dancing duo.

Flattop Tom & His Jump Cat’s lively performance was one amongst other splendid musical acts in “Concerts in the Park” series, a Wednesday night event hosted by the City of Temple City. The Concerts in the Park lasts throughout the summer. The event takes place every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Temple City Park.

Tonight, “The Wonderelles” will be performing live, so bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this complimentary event.


This article was written by Sophia Chang. It was published by the Temple City Voice on July 16, 2008.


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