Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 7:00 PM

Ken Keeler - Devil Mountain Jazz Band

DEVIL MOUNTAIN JAZZ BAND continues to develop their multi-style approach to preserving the popular music of the late 1800's through the 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 Lu Watters bands and the orchestrated "hot dance" music of the late twenties.   You'll also hear 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.

 
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January 24, 2018

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Bob Schultz - Frisco Jazz Band with Pat Yankee

Robert "Bob" Schulz (born July 1, 1938) is an American jazz and Dixieland jazz cornetist. Schulz was born in Wonewoc, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. He was a band director for 17 years. Then, in 1979, he joined the Turk Murphy Jazz Band of San Francisco. He would stay with them for eight years, until Murphy's death. He went on to lead the Bob Schulz's Frisco Jazz Band, and has put out 6 studio albums (the later four being under the band name of Bob Schultz and his Frisco Jazz Band), 1 live album, and 1 compilation (also as Bob Schulz and his Frisco Jazz Band). Additionally, he has released recordings as Bob Schulz & His Chicago Rhythm Kings, Bob Hirsch & Bob Schulz and The Midcoast Reunion Jazz Band, and Bob Schulz & The Riverboat Ramblers.

The warm, husky voice of Pat Yankee has charmed jazz listeners for many years. From her days of singing with Turk Murphy's band at San Francisco's famous Earthquake McGoon's to her performances at Spanish clubs, where she was dubbed the "white queen of jazz" to the Sacramento Jazz Jublilee where she was named "Empress of Jazz", Pat has kept the works of the jazz greats alive and swinging. 

 

 

     

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January 28, 2018

Adam Swanson

Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. He holds a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Although he is only twenty-five years old, Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. In 2007, he appeared alongside the late John Arpin at the Bohem Ragtime and Jazz Festival in the Republic of Hungary and has also toured Switzerland. Adam made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen, where he performed with multi-platinum-selling artist Michael Feinstein. Adam has played at the prestigious Cinecon Classic Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and privately for noted Disney/Hollywood composer Richard M. Sherman (Mary Poppins, etc.). In 2013, Adam made his first appearance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C.

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February 28, 2018

Flip Oakes


March 28, 2017

Don Neely - Royal Society Jazz Orchestra

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San Francisco is famous for many things. One of them is the City's vibrant and varied jazz scene, with its history going back to the 1890s when Ragtime was played in the red light district of the Barbary Coast. Jazz, and eventually Swing spread to the speakeasies, swank hotels, theatres, and night spots, and continues today. The Royal Society Jazz Orchestra lovingly specializes in the authentic hot jazz that was the rage of the Great Gatsby Era of the Roaring Twenties, and the exciting Big Band Swing of the 1930s Depression Era exemplified by such artists as Benny Goodman and Count Basie whose Swing music ignited a musical craze that is alive today.

Carla Normand, known for her memorable work with the RSJO has made a remarkable solo recording, Just You, Just Me. Backed by Don Neely and a swinging sextet of San Francisco's best musicians - some from the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra. Carla sings some of the most evocative songs ever written. Performed in a style and spirit of the great Swing Combos of the 1930s. 


April 22, 2018

Dowling/Hodges - Dueling Steinways


April 25, 2018

Bob Romans - Cell Block 7


May 23, 2018

Clint Baker - Hot Six DB with Ramona Baker


June 24, 2018

Stephanie Trick Trick - Aldergighi

 
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June 27, 2018

Ken Brock - Jambalaya Jazz Band


July 14, 2018

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.

 
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July 25, 2018

Earl Scheeler - Zenith JB


July 29, 2018

Frederick Hodges - Music 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.

 
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August 19, 2018

Danny Coots - Brian Holland & 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.

 
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August 22 & 29, 2018

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.

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September 26, 2018

Bill Badstrubner - Gold Coast Jazz Band


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October 24, 2018

Rich Owens - Thrown Together Jazz Band


November 14, 2018

Jim O'Bryant


December 11, 2018

Ken Keeler - Devil Mountain Jazz Band

DEVIL MOUNTAIN JAZZ BAND continues to develop their multi-style approach to preserving the popular music of the late 1800's through the 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 Lu Watters bands and the orchestrated "hot dance" music of the late twenties.   You'll also hear 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.