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Hunter Fuerste Big Band
Hunter Fuerste Big Band

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Living in Iowa gives viewers a preview of IPTV's upcoming Festival with a tune from Dubuque's Hunter Fuerste band. The band plays the Arte Shaw arrangement of Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine."

Hunter Fuerste got his start playing with Dick Jurgens in 1972. In 1976 at the age of 22 he became the lead trombonist with Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, traveling all over the United States and Canada, and working with such talent as Billy Eckstine and Carol Lawrence. He left the orchestra after a year to go back to school and become an ophthalmologist.

After beginning his medical career in the early 1980's, Fuerste formed his own dance band in and around the Dubuque, Iowa area. Arrangements for this band were penned by Hunter and Dewey Bergman. He kept his band going for a while, but it soon gave way to his career as an ophthalmologist.

Several years ago, Hunter got the urge to put another band together. "The American Vintage Orchestra" was born. The orchestra performs yearly at The Grand Theater where they perform a big band tribute show called "Swing Out!" The AVO also performs at such notable ballrooms and venues as The Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg, Iowa, The Dubuque Fairgrounds, and The Glenn Miller Festival in Clarinda, Iowa.

Iowa Music is hosted by...
Kyle Munson Kyle Munson
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Past Musical Performers

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Bob Cook and Gary Audsley
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David Zollo
Don Jacques and Tanner Taylor
Edmunds Academy Steel Drum Band
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Gayla Drake Paul
House of Large Sizes
Hyde Park
Joe Price
John Resch and the Detroit Blues Band
Krista Champlin
Mike & Amy Finders
Pat Egan with Tim Britton
Pieta Brown with Bo Ramsey
Red Cedar Chamber Music
Robezz and Sarah with Doliho
The Barn Owl Band
The Blue Band
The Nadas
The Tyler Thompson Band
Willie James Shay

Iowa Music
Enjoy the talents of Iowa’s own artists – in musical performances at IPTV’s studios and on-location. From blues to bluegrass, jazz to rock and classical to country – Living in Iowa will showcase the state’s top musicians from around the state in fast-paced, multiple-camera music videos.
BillyLee Janey and the CompaK 3
Catwalk "Catwalk"
Quiet Night/Weather Train "Quiet Night/Weather Train"
Brother Trucker
Downtown "Downtown"
Forever, For Now "Forever, For Now"
Hunter Fuerste Big Band
Begin The Beguine "Begin The Beguine"
Jen Gloeckner
Glue "Glue"
Hazy Sky "Hazy Sky"
Red Sky "Red Sky"
Joanne Jackson
Here's That Rainy Day "Here's That Rainy Day"
Next To You "Next To You"
Sunny Side of the Street "Sunny Side of the Street"
Kevin B.F. Burt & the Instigators
No Blues "No Blues"
Stone Crazy "Stone Crazy"
Help Me Help You "Help Me Help You"
That's Okay "That's Okay"
Rob Lumbard
Dig You "Dig You"
Nothing In This World That Lasts "Nothing In This World That Lasts"
Susan Werner
Gimme Chicago "Gimme Chicago"
I Can't Be New "I Can't Be New"
Late To The Dance "Late To The Dance"
May I Suggest "May I Suggest"
The Holly And The Ivy (Christmas) "The Holly And The Ivy (Christmas)"
Time Between Trains "Time Between Trains"
Apple Of My Eye "Apple Of My Eye"
Bamboozled "Bamboozled"
Falling Water River "Falling Water River"
The Soul Searchers
Chimichanga "Chimichanga"
Gentleman's Bet "Gentleman's Bet"
Here I Am "Here I Am"
The March "The March"
Tonic Sol-fa Performance
29 Ways to My Baby's Door "29 Ways to My Baby's Door"
Chances "Chances"
Jesus Loves Me (Xmas) "Jesus Loves Me (Xmas)"
Sleep On "Sleep On"
So Easy "So Easy"
Wicked Liz and the Bellyswirls
9:00 AM "9:00 AM"
Break Me "Break Me"
Mary Kate "Mary Kate"
Up And Down "Up And Down"
Wicked Waltz "Wicked Waltz"
Wonder "Wonder"