Monday, November 23, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
November 22nd 1:00 pm to 4:30. Jam session starts at 11:00 am
ULYSSES JASZ is the Basin Street Regulars featured band on November 22, at the Pismo Vet’ Hall. Ulysses plays spirited New Orleans Jazz and pop songs from the 1920's and 1930's that are largely selected from the compositions of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Kurt Weill, and Hoagy Carmichael.
ULYSSES plays this material with an infectious rhythm and spirit, characteristic of the Golden Age Jazz. Traditional Jazz lovers love this unique Santa Barbara band.
The band consists of seven instrumentalists, a vocalist, and their own sound-man. CURT SLETTEN plays lead cornet and reminds audiences of the big bands like those of Glenn Miller, and Harry James with whom he has played. LARRY JONES is well known in jazz circles as one of the best trombonists around. BOB EFFORD on clarinet and tenor saxophone plays his clarinet weaving in and out with incisive counterpoint harmonies. DEAN DODS is on string and tuba bass. Swinging keyboardist JOHN LEONARD has carefully acquired early styles such as Harlem Stride, and a vast repertoire of ragtime and popular pieces. HANNA, is their jazz vocalist. She has developed her own dynamic style from Bourbon Street to Broadway with a fresh approach.This month’s intermission band is the Cool Notes who started as part of the award-winning Cuesta Community College Combo Program, . They are a very adaptive group of jazz musicians and with musical stylings ranging from Jazz to Blues.
Check out the Cool Notes from 2-3 pm and discover a very sophisticated, toe-tapping, brand of jazz that will leave you wondering, "How old are these kids?"$10 or $5 for members.