Crescent Katz. Opening Parasol Parade at Seacrest Banquet Hall
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Crescent Katz. Opening Parasol Parade at Seacrest Banquet Hall
Monday, September 19, 2016
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
5/22 2016 Jam Sets: Set 1 included Chris Edwards on trumpet. Rhonda played alto sax. Other musicians included Miguel Enciso on bass, Dean Krikorian, tenor sax, Jeff Cardinal on trombone, Frank Coop on guitar, George Smith on piano, Richard Woodworth on soprano sax, John Nye on drums and Anne Abler and Steven Saavedra on washboard. We also had a number of Tevis Jr. High Rangers playing, who were introduced on stage but whose names were not recorded. Richard conducted admirably. Featured songs included “Midnight in Moscow”, “Slow Boat to China” with Richard on vocals, and “Undecided” with Sandy on vocals.
Set 2 included these changes: George Smith, trumpet, Judy Lindquist, alto sax, Richelle Cross, piano, Matt Barcus, drums, Don Gugeler, soprano sax. Jim Borland ran sound. Featured songs included: “I’ve Found a New Baby”, “Bring Me Sunshine” with Barbara Knoblock on vocals, “Exactly Like You” with Sandy on vocals, and “Doctor Jazz”, with Richard on vocals. Jim Borland ran sound.
Set 3 included these changes: Jim West on trumpet, Kevin Willey, drums, David Farber on alto sax, Tom Dutart on tuba, Richard Woodworth, tenor sax. Featured songs included “April Showers”, with Barbara on vocals, “Paper Moon” with Sandy on vocals, “On the Sunny Side of the Street” with Richard on vocals, and a patriotic medley featuring Richelle Cross on piano and vocals and Tom Dutart on tuba.
OffBeat is Accepting Advertisements:
The Offbeat is accepting and publishing advertisements. Prices are as follows: Business Card size: $15.00; 1/4 page $25.00; 1/2 page $50.00. We will give a 50% discount if you buy an ad for six months. You can purchase a business card sized ad for one calendar year for $120. Mid-year purchases will be pro-rated.
We Need Raffle Donations in June
We’ve had a great response on our raffle donations but we continue to need more. Please donate CDs, bottles of wine, bottle of olive oil, music related memorabilia or anything else you think the members would like to pick up at the raffle table. Thanks!
The Sacramento Jazz festival was held over Memorial Day Weekend. Several of our members went and reported lower turnouts and more diverse band programming than in the past. The SLO Jazz festival also happened in May and was a big success by all accounts. We advertised in their program and also had a banner on display.
Maria Muldaur is putting together her list of musicians that will form the Jazz Quintet. We know two of them- Danny Caron, the hot guitar player from Tom RIgney and Flambeau. The second name we know is Otis Mourning on reeds. Otis plays with Titan Hot 7 and was also our guest at the April Sunday session playing with the Black Tuesday band. So- we know that Maria is getting the best musicians she can find to back her up at our festival and that she is going to Bring It! You will not want to miss her performances on Friday night and Saturday early afternoon.
In May, we continued our focus on advertising and grant applications. We also went on-line with our ticket sales, and they are starting to take off. We are sponsoring the Grover Beach summer concert series at Ramona Park. We can therefore put flyers out at this event and our name is mentioned during the announcements. We may set up a booth as we get closer to Jubilee.
We are still looking for someone to take notes at our meetings, which typically occur twice a month on Tuesday afternoons. If you can help with this task, please call Rhonda at (805) 937 8402. Sandy Smallwood has graciously agreed to organize our volunteers this year. Our next upcoming meetings are listed below:
June 14th NEW DATE- Program, Evaluations
June 28th- Cancelled
July 19th- Hospitality, Sound, Post Festival Party
Need Help Setting up For Sunday Sessions
We have lost some of our stalwart volunteers that helped us set up for the Sunday sessions. We typically set up around 9:30 on the morning of our events. Set up includes chairs, tables, stage equipment and the bar. If you are able to come in the morning and help us, you would be most welcome. As an added bonus, you will be there to hear the whole jam session. It’s an often overlooked gold mine. Please come and help us set up the next Sunday session.
Needed - one or two people willing to manage the front door incase Fran or Eileen are unable to work at the last minute. Hopefully this occasion will never occur but in case it does we need to be prepared for someone to take over. These people need to be reliable and able to come and work at the last minute. We will show them what needs to be done, plus we have step by step instructions written up. It really is not hard, and you get to meet a lot of people. Those interested please call Fran Willey at 805-772-2652.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
We know that the new membership structure has been difficult for some people and our membership numbers have dropped. Also, many newsletters are going out via e-mail and sometimes people forget to check them and attend a Sunday session. We want you back! In June, we will be mailing newsletters to all of our members. We will not do that every time, but this is a push to make sure that everyone remembers to be members and to come see our professional bands!
Also, with the grant money that we received from the SLO Community Foundation, we will be instituting hard-copy reminder Sunday session post cards every month after June. That way, everyone will have a reminder they can stick on their refrigerators and bulletin boards so that they don’t forget to attend a Sunday session. We want to see all of our seats filled! Remember- we have comfy chairs now and a great line-up through the end of the year!
|Who is the oldest Traditional Band leader in the US? It is 91 year-old Chet Jaeger of the Night Blooming Jazzmen from Claremont California. Basin Street Regulars of Pismo Beach welcome this favorite band for a Sunday afternoon concert the 26th of June. BSR promotes and encourages Traditional Jazz on the Central Coast. They provide live music at a reasonable cost while providing a venue and mentor young musicians in traditional jazz. It will be held at the Pismo Veteran’s Hall, 780 Bello St, Pismo Beach, CA, Sunday June 26th. The featured band starts at 1 and 3:30 PM and the second band starts at 2:15 pm. Jam session with the experienced players teaching the next generation of musicians starts at 11AM.|
Chet formed the band 1975 to represent the Society for the Preservation of Dixieland Jazz at the third Sacramento Jubilee. There were very few jazz bands in existence then – not enough to put on a festival. The NBJ was not expected to survive – but the NBJ were so well-received and had so much fun that they stuck together. Since then, they have played thousands of concerts, church services, funerals, house parties, grand openings, jazz clubs, wedding receptions, dances, etc., AND several dozen cruises and land trips to China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, the Amazon, the Mediterranean, and many other parts of Europe.
The Night Blooming Jazzmen is one of the busiest bands in the nation. They have a lot of fun with their audiences and each other and despite this their music is top-quality. They play well and put on a great show. “The band's Sunday morning "hymn-a-long" often has the largest attendance of any event at a festival.” said George Smith, Pismo Jubilee by the Sea Chairman.
Currently, the band personnel is: Chet Jaeger - Cornet and leader; Jim Richardson – Clarinet and Saxophone; Dick Doner – Trombone and Baritone; Les Deutsch - Piano etc.; Lance MacLean - Banjo and Guitar, Brad Roth, banjo and guitar, Mike Earls– Bass and Nick Scarmack – Drums.
The intermission band this month will be “Judith & the Jazz Krewe” from the Central Coast! United by a love for making music and an appetite for good times, this lively group of local musicians features vocalist Judith Bean, Del Gomes on clarinet and keyboards, Gary Thompson on tuba, Bill Fortin on guitar and electric bass, David Shanks on trumpet and Fernie Monreal on drums.
There's nothing this group likes better than to put a little bit of Mardi Gras in the soul of their listeners with some traditional and not-so-traditional tunes. The Krewe will put a smile on your face and a tap in your toe, as you travel with them down to New Orleans. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Both bands are scheduled for Sunday June 26th, 2016. Music starts at 11 AM with a Jam Session which includes students and BSR members. The next two sets are the invited bands. The Night Blooming Jazzmen play at 1 and again 3:30 pm. The intermission set is by Judith and the Jazz Krewe at 2:15. Food and drink are available. Pismo Vet’s Hall, 780 Bello St, Pismo Beach, CA.
BSR NBjazzMen picture is of Chet Jeager who was the "King" of Mardi Gras in Fresno. Thank your for all your past promotions. Linda Shorb: 772-5367
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The Bye Bye Blues Boys Band was founded by Don Pellerin, a Monterey Peninsula area music teacher, in the 1970's. Don was very active in the local music scene and had his "BBBBB" playing lots of local gigs. The band would vary in size and players as the engagement dictated. In the late 1990's Don was on the Board of Directors of the Dixieland Monterey Festival and the Festival found themselves in the position of having scheduled an out of town band for a Friday evening performance and the band's travel arrangements did not allow for the group to make it to Monterey in time for that Friday evening set; the Board asked Don if he could provide a group for that Friday evening performance and that group is the BBBBB. They played that one set and gave it everything they had as it was the only set for them during the Festival. After the set was complete, people were asking where they were going to play next - well, the next year the BBBBB had 8 sets at the Festival. They played for the Festival a total of 9 years and also some jazz club dates, private parties and even a couple of "Hot n' Cool" Festivals. Around 2008, Don Pellerin moved to Paso Robles to be closer to family and locally Don Irving kept the BBBBB alive by continuing the tradition of providing music for the Jazz Mass at the San Carlos Catholic Church on the Saturday of the Festival which had now changed it's name to "Jazz Bash By-the-Bay". The Festival asked Don to put the band back together for the March 2015 Festival and the result of that effort is the band we present for your dancing and listening enjoyment. This band is playing at a few of Northern California's jazz clubs and will once again be featured at the Jazz Bash By-the-Bay Festival in Monterey next March. The players are: Dick Williams, Cornet, Vocals, and on stage leader; Rich Owens, Piano and Vocals; Dr. Carl Reiley, Trombone; Don Irving, Soprano and Bass Sax, Leader; Carl Lunsford, Banjo, Guitar, Vocals (veteran from the Turk Murphy Jazz Band); Debera McIrving, Drums; Bert Robinson, String Bass,
The Cal Poly Jazz Band program combines the professionalism of a working big band with the academic rigor of cutting-edge big band repertoire. The University Jazz Band #1 has been professionally contracted to perform at the world’s largest jazz festival (the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee), the San Jose Jazz Society’s Sunday jazz series, a swing dance series in Santa Barbara, the Morro Bay Jazz Festival, the Jazz Jubilee in Pismo Beach, and as an opening act for Don Byron and comedian Bob Newhart. The band also regularly performs at swing dances on the Cal Poly campus. The Cal Poly jazz bands perform specialized repertoires, including modern big band concert compositions, swing dance, world music (including Ethiopian pop), heavy-metal (music from Pat Boone's In a Metal Mood big band album), TV themes, and jazz for cartoons. Guest artists that have performed with the University Jazz Bands include DJ Logic, Taylor Eigsti, Mary Fettig, Arturo Sandoval, Bill Watrous, Mel Martin, Bobby Shew, Clark Terry, Red Holloway, Louie Bellson, Billy Childs, Kevin Mahogany, Thelonious Monk, Jr., Bruce Forman, and James Carter. The University Jazz Bands have received unanimous superior evaluations at collegiate jazz festivals, and was rated as the best four-year collegiate big band at U.C. Berkeley's Pacific Coast Collegiate Jazz Festival.