April 25 In the first part of tonight's entertainment, Marc Kritzer presented his annual "Music Trivia Night." Marc held a trivia quiz about the live jazz bands that the Society has hosted during the last twelve months. After the break, Linda Sokol Francis presented "Cuban Jazz - Part 1" in which she laid the grondwork for the second part that will look at the past and present jazz scene in Cuba.
April 18 - No meeting
April 11 This evening, the Eddie Stevens 3 returned to the Cottage for their second visit. The trio, together with regular vocalist Amy Yassinger entertained us with a variety of great instrumental and vocal jazz. The full cast of players was Steve Koerner (saxophones/flute), Chester Tocha (guitar), Bob Becker (bass) and Amy Yassinger (vocals).
April 4 Tonight, we had the third in our popular series of "A Trio of Jazz Presenters,"where three presenters discussed 3 diverse jazz topics. Tonight's presenters were Mike Silverman and Marty Blank (Anatomy of "Anatomy of a Murder," Ian Tiele (Pop Goes the Jazz) and Jim Curto (A Look at Buck Clayton).
March 28 This evening, Frank Slabinak's presentation "Jazz at the Philharmonic (part 2): The Beginning (1947- 1949) was the second part of his look at some of the early JATP concerts which featured the cream of the nation’s jazz musicians, including Roy Eldridge, Howard McGhee, Flip Phillips, ILlinois Jacquet, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Barney Kessel and Coleman Hawkins.
March 21 Tonight was the Society's 8th Anniversary Party. The live jazz was provided by Paris Swing who were making their second appearance in the Cottage The band comprises Eddie Harrison (tenor saxophone), Natalie Scharf (tenor saxophone), Scott Hall (trumpet), Bob Skallerup (trombone), Chester Tocha (guitar), Stacy McMichael (bass) and Derek Henderson (drums). This excellent septet played great mainstream, bop, swing and even some fine rhythm and blues tunes.
March 14 This evening, Marc Kritzer’s presentation was "To Jazz or Not to Jazz." Marc played tunes by diverse artists and and asked the audience their opinion on whether the music can be classified as “jazz.” Marc selected some excellent tracks that ensured some very lively debate, including tunes by The Dukes of Dixieland, Mose Allison, Pat Metheny and the Andreas Kapsalis Trio.
March 7 Tonight, John Moscinki's presented a "Jazz Movie Night" titled Big Band Icons. John talked about and showed two great concert performances that were originally recorded in the early 1960s for European television - Count Basie's orchestra (Sweden, 1962) and Woody Herman's Swingin' Herd (England, 1964).
February 28 This evening, Frank Slabinak's presentation was "Jazz at the Philharmonic (part 1): The Beginning (1944- 1946). Frank took a look at some of the early JATP concerts which featured the cream of the nation’s jazz musicians, including Nat "King" Cole, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, the Gene Krupa Trio and Buck Clayton.