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October 22 Tonight's live jazz brought us the sounds of the Tom Muellner Trio. Tom played for us last year with his piano trio, but tonight he brought along a saxophonist to replace the drums. This evening's trio of Tom Muellner (keyboards), Bill Overton (tenor saxophone) and Larry Kohut (bass) produced one of the finist sessions ever at a BJS gig.

October 15  This evening's audio-visual presentation by Marc Kritzer was his 6th to ask the question "To Jazz or Not to Jazz" The audience decided whether the music Marc played could actually be classified as jazz.

October 8  Tonight's presentation by Jim Curto was "Nat 'King' Cole." Jim a took a look at the life and jazz career of this legendary singer and wonerful pianist.

October 1  This evening's vudeo presentation by Perry Huntoon was compiled by jazz collector Dave Weiner. Consisting of rare clips from the 1920s to the 1980s, including film of Saturday Night Swing Club (1938), Lee Wiley, Harry James, Red Nichols, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Earl Hines and many more lesser known artists.

September 24  Tonight's live jazz brought back the popular Jim Ryan Trio to play for us. This evening's trio was Jim Ryan (piano), Nick Schneider (bass) and Bob Rummage (drums).

September 17  This evening's "Jazz Movie Night" was presented by John Moscinski. We watched "Love You Madly," a 1965 profile of the legendary bandleader Duke Ellington. After the break John treated us to some Louis Armstrong's film performances from the 1930s through to the 1960s.

September 10  Tonight's presentation by Perry Huntoon featured an assemblage of rare clips from old TV shows (not available on YouTube) of jazz and pop performers collated by Will Friedwald, jazz critic and contributing writer for the Wall Street Journal.  Included among the videos we watched were centennial tributes to Billy Strayhorn, Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra (all born in 1915) as well as memorials to Julie Wilson and Marty Napoleon who both passed away this year.

September 3  Tonight's presentation by Lee Goode was "Chango y Oggun, Fuego y Agua: The Ascendancy of Irakere." Lee took an in-depth look at the Cuban Latin jazz band Irakere which has been a musical tour de force for many decades.

August 27  This evening's presentation by society president Ian Tiele was "The Charlie Parker Records Label 30-CD Box Set." Ian delved into this exciting CD collection that not only features music recorded by Charlie Parker but also material by many other great musicians. We listened to tracks by Parker, Art Pepper, Red Norvo, Lester Young, Cozy Cole, Alice Darr and many others.

August 27  Tonight's live jazz again featured the mellow sounds of the Eddie Stevens 3. The band comprises Steve Koerner (tenor saxophone/flute), Chester Tocha (guitar), Bob Becker (bass) and Ava Logan (vocal).

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