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Cooking up the boogie

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Lucinda Breeding

Elmo & the Mambo Kings make Twilight Tunes swing

Little Elmo and the Mambo Kings will cap off the Thursday workday with some swing.

The band plays Twilight Tunes on the Square today.

The local quintet doesn't try to reinvent the wheel. The musicians -- Glen Haas on trumpet, Doug Raney on guitar, Jim Kastel on bass, Hope Scott on drums and J. Aaron Cundall chipping in with vocals and guitar -- just apply themselves to jump blues, boogie woogie and swing with workmanlike polish. They can cook up a swelling chorus, without much in the way of aural clutter.

Music starts at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, and attendees are welcome to bring blankets and chairs to relax and enjoy the music. Twilight Tunes turns 24 this year, and the free event is always suitable for all ages.

Attendees are encouraged to dine or get take-out from nearby restaurants before or after the concerts.

Featured image: Little Elmo & the Mambo Kings play Twilight Tunes at 6:30 p.m. in Denton on Thursday, May 18. The band is Glen Haas on trumpet, Doug Raney on guitar, Jim Kastel on bass, Hope Scott on drums and J. Aaron Cundall chipping in with vocals and guitar.