"With a Swing!" is kick back, swingin' jazz that spans composers from Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to Clark Terry and Matt Harris. The recording showcases some of Miami's finest young jazz musicians (ages 14-18) who make up the Coral Gables Congregational Church (CGCC) Community Art Program (CAP) ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble conducted by Daniel Strange. Once a week throughout the school year (August-May) the CGCC CAP ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble gets together after school to hone reading, improv, rhythm and performance skills while working on jazz repertoire that spans the standards to newly-composed works. And the results, as you'll hear, are remarkable! 'Sing, Sing, Sing' was the first jazz piece to ever resound within Carnegie Hall. It made a BIG hit of the art form. You'll hear why as you listen to the first track on 'With a Swing!'. George Cory's 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco' will take you back to the Count Basie Orchestra era. Duke Ellington's 'Prelude to a Kiss' will entrance, while Matt Harris' 'El Gatote' will have even the most sedate doing the mambo! Seven additional tracks of swingin' jazz serve up more delightful surprises. The CGCC Community Arts Program also produces it's acclaimed Summer Concert Series (June through August) to present the world's finest classical and jazz artists in the intimate, historic Coral Gables Congregational Church, a United Church of Christ. A diversity of children also attend CGCC Community Arts Program Young Musicians' Summer Master Classes for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from the renowned artists who perform on the Summer Concert Series. Throughout the remainder of the year, all children are afforded the opportunity to participate in the vibrant, after-school CGCC Community Arts Program Conservatory for the Arts. This experience includes in-depth music instruction on instruments, theory, active-learning ensembles like the Young Musicians' Junior, Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras and ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble and recording projects released through CAP Records. 'With a Swing!' is the initial CD release on the CAP Records label dedicated to young musicians' recording projects. 'With a Swing!' was made possible through the support of the Gloria Estefan Foundation, The Children's Trust; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.