August 21  Tonight's "Jazz Movie Night" was presented by John Moscinski. The movie was "A Great Day in Harlem" which tells the story behind the classic photograph of the same name that first appeared in the January 1959 issue of Esquire magazine.

August 14  This evening we were taken on a whirlwind worldwide jazz tour when Lee Goode presented "Around the (Jazz) World in 80 minutes. Lee's presentation concentrated on music that had the names of countries in their title, and we listened to some great tunes, including versions of Panama, Brazil and Spain.

August 7  Tonight, Perry Huntoon continued his excellent series of Count Basie presentations with  "The Atomic Mr. Basie," a review of his Roulette years (1957-62). As well as the usual instrumentals we heard the Basie band with guest vocalists Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan.

July 31 This evening was one of our popular "A Duo of Jazz Presenters" nights. John Moscinski started things off with "Dem Bones, Dem Bones," a look at the playing of some of the great trombone players who are still active today. After the break, Society president, Ian Tiele presented the audio-visual "Jazz Humor." Ian showed some very funny film chips that were both humorous and jazz related.

July 24  Tonight was our first live jazz in our new home in the Jazz Room at Sawa's Old Warsaw. We featured the cerebral playing of the Jim Ryan Trio. The trio is made up of Jim Ryan (piano), Nick Schneider (bass) and Ernie Adams (drums).

July 17  This evening was a historic one for the BJS; being the first meeting held in our new home at Sawa's Old Warsaw in Broadview. Tonight's "Jazz Movie Night" presentation was presented by John Moscinski and was titled Stan Kenton, Artistry In Rhythm -- Portrait of a Jazz Legend, a wonderful documentary based on Kenton's career and music.

July 10  No meeting

July 3  No meeting

June 26  No meeting

June 19 No meeting

June 12  This evening's live jazz entertainment was provided by popular vocalist Amy Yassinger who brought her quartet to play for us. Amy was in fine voice and was backed by three superb musicians. The complete band was made up of Amy Yassinger (vocals), Doug Rosenberg (tenor saxophone) Stuart Seale (piano) and Aaron Mitter (bass). This event was our last meeting in the Cottage at at Irish Times, where we have been resident for nine very successful years.

June 5  No meeting

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