WEdnesday, April 19, 2017 - 7PM
Richard Dowling & Frederick Hodges
The program will feature stunning two-piano arrangements of classical favorites such as Rossini's, William Tell Overture, the ultra-Romantic, Warsaw Concerto, the Cuban sensation, Malaguena, and Gershwin's iconic, Rhapsody in Blue. Fasten your seat belts for a jazzy ragtime roller coaster ride with additional hits by Franke Carle, Billy Mayerl, Scott Joplin, Felix Arndt, and Zez Confrey.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Mr. Dowling divides Joplin's works into two recitals: Part I at 2:00 pm and Part II at 7:00 pm..each concert featuring a variety of Joplin's 53 rags, waltzes, marches, and cakewalks. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin on the 100th anniversary of the Ragtime King's passing
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Bob Romans - Cell Block 7
Cell Block 7 is a California jazz band favoring the West Coast traditional jazz sound of Lu Watters, Turk Murphy and the Bay City Jazz Band of the '50s in a classic jazz lineup led by two cornets. Their professional approach coupled with a great sound and an extensive repertoire. Most of the present band has been together for ten years or more. Cell Block 7 adds entertaining versatility by doubling their talents on three double-bell euphoniums, producing an array of different sounds and rhythms -- from fast, exciting trios to smooth and mellow blues -- all in wonderful low-brass harmony.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Stephanie Trick - Swingin' Ladies Plus Two
Nicki Parrott – bass and vocals (Australia)
Stephanie Trick – piano (US)
Paolo Alderighi – piano (Italy)
Engelbert Wrobel – clarinet and tenor sax (Germany)
From Joplin to Jobim is an attempt to travel freely across the borders that separate one genre from another in the search of good music. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see this unique international quartet in the US!“
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
We specialize in the classic jazz arrangements of the 1920s & 1930s, including transcriptions and arrangements of the Bix Beiderbecke recordings, as well as original compositions and arrangements in the traditional dixieland jazz style. We perform at jazz clubs and festivals around the SF Bay area, and are available for private events. We invite you to discover our music through our recordings or by coming out to hear us play live.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Ray Skjelbred and his Cubs play hot Chicago jazz mixed with New Orleans influences and plenty of blues. Each musician in this five piece group---Ray Skjelbred, piano;Kim Cusack, clarinet; Clint Baker, bass; Katie Cavera, guitar, and Jeff Hamilton, drums---is notable in the current traditional jazz scene and they have many years of playing experience, enhanced by a strong historic understanding of the music they have set out to perform;. The International Association of Jazz Record Collectors Journal said, " For small group Chicago-style, it doesn't get any better than this." It is a one-of-a-kind group.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Dixieland Jazz Club Fun Bus to Cline Jazz Festival
For $ 65.00 per person you receive Transportation to and from Cline Cellars and Admission to all Events.
Dixieland Jazz Club Fun Bus to Cline Jazz Festival will depart Rossmoor at 8:45 AM and will return approximately 7:30 PM. We will arrive at Cline Cellars early enough to find you favorite spot to enjoy the events of the day. There are tables and chairs or you may bring your own.
Bring your favorite picnic lunch or purchase food from one of the excellent food vendors.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
John Soulis - Mission Gold Jazz Band
When it comes to the hot and happy American popular music of the early 20th century, the “jazz age”, one can truly say that every song tells a story, and there’s a story behind every song. Our program for February 22 provides a look into that amazing period of our cultural history through many different musical windows. Ragtime, “jazz”, novelty songs and songs from the stage collectively represent the radical popular music of a time of tumultuous social change in our country. We hope Rossmoor dancers will find the urge to strut their stuff as irresistible as did the young people of the 1920s when they first heard these tunes, and listeners will find the music interesting, engaging and worthy of some serious toe-tapping.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Frederick Hodges- Concert and Silent movies
Acclaimed concert pianist Frederick Hodges returns to Rossmoor to present a musical tour of Gershwin's greatest Broadway shows and Hollywood Musicals, with a special emphasis on great songs made famous by Fred Astaire.
Classically trained as a concert pianist, Frederick Hodges has established a reputation as one of the most talented pianists in the world, specializing in Broadway and Hollywood musicals of the first half of the twentieth century by America’s best composers, such as George Gershwin and Cole Porter. Additionally, he is a much sought-after silent film accompanist for both live performances and on DVD. He performs regularly at the Hollywood Heritage Museum, the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in California, the Cinecon Film Festival in Hollywood,
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Brian Holland and Danny Coots
Exciting, exhilarating, and exhausting!” is probably the best (and most alliterative) way to describe the jazz duo of Holland & Coots. Brian Holland and Danny Coots began performing together in 2010 after spending decades individually on the jazz and ragtime circuits honing their skills on piano and drums, respectively. Since joining forces, they’ve been on a mission to introduce audiences all over the world to their style of music and fun. With a delightful mix of jazz, blues, stride, boogie, pop, and ragtime, Holland & Coots have created something for every taste. This winning duo has been the driving rhythmic foundation for bands like the Titan Hot Seven and B.A.D. Rhythm, and has several recordings to their credit.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Rob Verdi - Side Street Strutters
On Feb 26, 1917, a group of moderately successful New Orleans based jazz musicians walked into Victor Recording Studio and recorded “The Livery Stable Blues”, the very first commercially successful jazz recording. As the world embraces the 100th anniversary of recorded jazz, the Side Street Strutters, with vocalist Meloney Collins invite audiences to explore an eclectic mix of jazz, pop and R & B songs that inspired us, reflected a particular time in our countries history, and played a significant role towards the development and enjoyment of American popular music. “Vinyl Jazz-A Century Celebration” recognizes the contributions of many talented artists whose famous and innovative recordings influenced an entire century of American jazz and popular music.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Rich Owens - Thrown Together Jazz Band
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Featuring a two cornet line-up of Mike Slack and Tom Barnebey, expect to hear some great King Oliver tunes plus the wonderful music of Morton, Bechet, Armstrong and Fats Waller. This fine band has been featured at the Sacramento Jubilee, the Fairmont on Nob Hill, and jazz festivals and clubs all over California. Formed 20 years ago, the Feetwarmers are absolutely at the top of their game.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Tom Barnebey - Beyond Salvation Jazz Band
Is it the biggest small combo around? Or the smallest big band? Trad jazz fans discovering Beyond Salvation may debate that point, but there is no argument about the variety of hot jazz sounds this quintet can produce, all evoking the fun and excitement of the Roaring Twenties. The Beyond Salvation Jazz Band is an aggregation of five versatile musicians performing on about 20 instruments (not counting kazoo and duck call). The combinations go on and on. There are hot dance numbers with three saxes wailing away, piano interludes, south sea island songs, including a ukulele ensemble, and hot jazz with instrumentation reminiscent of of Bix and his gang. Beyond Salvation's ever expanding musical repertoire focuses on jazz tunes and songs of the 1920s. An old pop tune like "Pretty Baby" may appear on the program, along side more obscure numbers like "The Merry Widow's Got a Sweetie Now".
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Ken Keeler - Devil Mountain Jazz Band
DEVIL MOUNTAIN JAZZ BANDcontinuestodeveloptheir multi-styleapproachto preservingthe popular music ofthe late 1800'sthroughthe early 1930's, and the west coast revival jazz of the 1940's. The eight piece band is best known for the two trumpet sounds of theJoe Oliver and LuWatters bands and the orchestrated "hot dance" music of the late twenties. You'll alsohear DMJB perform ragtime, blues, "Dixieland" standards, gospel and novelty tunes, an occasional duck-call by Pete Main, Tom recreating many tunes by Bing Crosby, and Ken's
"Country Cross-over ". At this concert we'll include some Christmas classics.