Puttin' on the Ritz at Willamette University

Puttin' on the RitzThe Willamette University music department presents the 11th annual Puttin' on the Ritz big band dinner and dance event Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Putnam Student Center on the Willamette campus. Tickets are $34.50 per person or $260 for a table of eight. They may be purchased by calling the Willamette music office at 503-370-6214.

Puttin' on the Ritz provides an evening of elegant dining and dancing to the music of the Willamette University Jazz Ensemble and the Willamette Singers, Willamette's nationally recognized vocal jazz ensemble. Ritz is an evening filled with great food, excellent jazz music and dancing.

"The ballroom dance craze is taking America by storm and the Ritz provides an opportunity to return to an era of elegant dress and the type of dancing where people actually hold each other," said Wallace Long, director of choral activities and producer of the Ritz.