[Dixielandjazz] Jelly Roll Jazz Band in Napa Jan 14th
bobshoring at california.com
Thu Jan 4 15:54:08 PST 2007
On Sunday, January 14, 2007, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, the Napa Valley
Dixieland Jazz Society invites you to enjoy an afternoon of traditional
Ted Shafer's Jelly Roll Jazz Band
At the Lodge, 2840 Soscol Avenue, in Napa, California.
Directions from Vallejo/Fairfield:
Go north on Hwy 29 to the "Lincoln Ave." off ramp. Go right on Lincoln
to Soscol, left at Soscol to the Lodge. The Lodge is only about 0.2
miles past Pueblo Ave. on the right.
Directions from Sonoma/Santa Rosa/Petaluma:
Going east on Hwy 12/121 from Sonoma, go north (left) at Hwy 29 to the
next exit ( 121/Imola Avenue/Lake Berryessa ) and go right. Take Imola
to the 5th light which is at Soscol Avenue and go left on Soscol about
3 miles, through 8 traffic signals. The Lodge is only 0.2 miles past
the 8th traffic signal at Pueblo Avenue on the right side.
Admission is $ 10.00. If you belong to another trad jazz club, you can
get in for $ 8.00. For members of Napa Valley Dixieland Jazz Society,
admission is $ 6.00. For ages 12-17, admission is $ 3.00 and children
under 12 get in FREE. The Napa Valley Dixieland Jazz Society meets on
the SECOND Sunday of each month. The program, which starts at 1:00 PM
and lasts until 5:00 PM, has 3 sets by the featured band alternating
with 3 jam sets. Jam Set musicians are welcome!
Since 1959 Ted Shafer has led both two-cornet jazz bands and smaller New
Orleans style combos under the "Jelly Roll Jazz Band" name.
Few contemporary traditional bands can match the breadth and scope of
the JRJB repertoire: obscurities associated with Gertrude "Ma" Rainey,
Tiny Parham, Johnny Dodds, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton and the
Dixieland Jug Blowers; compositions by Lu Watters and Turk Murphy, and
originals by young revivalists such as Sonnanstine, Giomi, Robin
Wetterau and Sanford Newbauer.
Among its credits, the Jelly Roll Jazz Band has hosted the strictly trad
Suisun City Jazz Festival, and has performed at the Sacramento, Santa
Rosa Jazz, Concord, Great Falls and Puget Sound Festivals, and at the
New Orleans Jazz Club of Northern California, Oregon City, Santa Rosa,
and Napa Valley Dixieland Jazz Societies. A smaller New Orleans version
of the Jelly Roll Jazz Band had a long running gig at Le Beau's
Restaurant in Martinez, and, starting in January 2007, can be heard
every Saturday night from 7-10 PM at the Asian Paradise Cafe (414 Ferry
Street) in Martinez.
The full two-cornet version of Jelly Roll JB (normally 8-9 pieces) will
be playing for us in Napa on the 14th.
Come early, as this band always draws a large audience!
Spacious Dance Floor. The lodge has Food and a Full Bar.
One month later, NVDJS will feature the San Francisco Feetwarmers on
Sunday, February 11th, 2007 from 1-5 PM at the same location.
Call (707) 226-5285 for more information or you may write to: Napa
Valley Dixieland Jazz Society, P. O. Box 5494, Napa, CA 94581 or you
may email me.
bobshoring at california.com
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