2011 Concerts

Olivier FrancMonday, October 24 – 7:15pm

“The Spirit of Sidney”

from France, Olivier Franc, playing Sidney Bechet’s own soprano sax, Jean-Baptiste Franc on piano, New Orleans trombone sensation Delfeayo Marsalis, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, slap bass wizard Kelly Friesen and drummer Rob Garcia.

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Evan ChristopherMonday, September 26 – 7:15pm

Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road — “Blues for Bechet”

Featured guests include Catherine Russell on vocals. Dan Barrett, flying in from San Francisco, who is considered the premier New Orleans-style trombonist. Guitar virtuosi Matt Munisteri & Doug Wamble. Bassist Thaddeus Expose and stunning mistress of groove, LaFrae Sci, on drums.

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Bryon StriplingMonday, May 2 – 7:15pm

Byron Stripling’s Armstrong meets Goodman

Trumpet Titans Byron Stripling & Marcus Printup join forces with clarinet virtuoso Dave Bennett. Aaron Diehl (piano), Marion Felder (drums), Yasushi Nakamura (bass).
~featuring a 90th Birthday Salute to pianist Marty Napoleon~

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Bria SkonbergMonday, April 4 – 7:15pm

Canadian trumpet sensation Bria Skonberg

with a frontline of clarinetist Evan Arntzen, trombonist Jim Fryer, and multi-instrumental genius Scott Robinson on reeds. Legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli helms a veteran rhythm section of Pete Sokolow (piano), Jerry Bruno (bass) & Jackie Williams (drums).

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