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October 20  No Meeting.

October 13  Tonight's audio-visual presentation by Lee Goode looked at the life and career of pianist Horace Silver.

October 6  This evening, society president Ian Tiele took an in-depth  look at the great jazz produced by Miles Davis during the 1960s.

September 29 Tonight's audio-visual presentation by Jim Curto looked at the life and career of pianist (and occasional saxophonist) Jaki Byard.

September 22 This evening, Marc Kritzer again took an audio-visual look at a number of tunes, and asked the audience the question "Is it jazz?"

September 15  Tonight's presentation by Doug Taylor was part one of "The New, New Orleans Dynasty" – Pax Marsalis – New Orleans piano king Ellis Marsalis and his princes – Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason. Doug mostly looked at the life and career of the family's patriarch, Ellis Marsalis. Part two (in December) will feature Ellis' musical children.

September 8  This evening's live jazz was brought to us by the "Spats" Studebaker Trio. Spats' trio played for us last year and he entertained us with his great Louis Armstrong impressions and his mastery of several instruments. Tonight's trio again featured "Spats" Studebaker (guitar/brass/vocal), Bill Hutchins (guitar) and Dennis Morris (bass).

September 1 Tonight's presentation by Perry Huntoon featured the career of the underrated jazz drummer, singer, and bandleader Ray McKinley.  Perry discussed McKinley's playing with Glenn Miller, the Dorsey Brothers, Will Bradley and his own bands/recordings, as well as his work as the leader of the revived Glenn Miller ghost band, which he led until 1966.

August 25  This evening's audio-visual presentation by John Moscinski was "More About Women in Jazz." John showed the movie The Girls in the Band which told the story of the participation of female instrumentalists in jazz and the bands that they played in.

August 18  Tonight's audio-visual presentation by Lee Goode was "Cannonball Adderley." Lee discussed the life and career of this giant of the alto saxophone who was active from the 1950s until the mid-1970s, and also played a selection of his music, as well as video clips of some of his band's television and concert performances.

August 11  This evening's live jazz was provided by the Kimberly Gordon Trio which was making its second appearance for the society.  Tonight's trio featured Kimbery Gordon (vocals), Tommy Muellner (piano) and Alex Austin (bass).

August 4   Tonight's presentation by society president Ian Tiele was "Joy Spring: The Clifford Brown Story." Ian took a look at the short life and productive career of this gifted trumpet player from the 1950s.

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