Farmingdale-area residents can get a free taste of the Big Band sounds of "Something Special" on Sunday.
The "Something Special" Big Band, led by Plainview trumpeter Phil Costa, is considered among the finest active swing/jazz bands in the New York area. The Basie-style band plays a wide range of big band music, from nostalgia to contemporary swing.
The concert, part of the Town of Oyster Bay "Distinguished Artist" series, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Farmingdale Public Library. While free, the performance has limited seating based on a first come, first served basis.
The band, which draws top talent from the metropolitan New York area, has been featured at many of the major music and jazz festivals throughout the region. It has accompanied Count Basie band leader, Frank Foster, jazz trumpeter, Clark Terry, and internationally famous bassist Percy Heath during its concert shows. "Something Special" also has produced six recordings to date.