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April 6  This evening's audio-visual presentation by Marty Blank and Marc Kritzer was "Jazz Behind the Screen." Marty and Marc  looked at the ways that jazz music has been used in movies and TV over the years.

March 30   In tonight's audio-visual presentation "Dr. Lonnie Smith," Lee Goode looked at the life and career of the larger-than-life organist Dr. Lonnie Smith.

March 23  This evening was our 12th Anniversary Party with the live jazz being performed by the Ava Logan Quartet. This was the second time that Ava has brought her quartet to Sawa's to play for us, and as on the previous occasion, they were superb. The quartet's lineup this time was Ava Logan (vocals), Dennis Luxion (piano), Jim Cox (bass) and Aras Biskus (drums).

March 16 Tonight's presentation by Perry Huntoon was "Woody Herman: The 1st and 2nd Herds (1944-49)." Perry took a look at some of the great music produced by the mid-to-late-forties Herman Herds.  

March 9  This evening's presentation by John Moscinski was a two-parter, "Sassy and String-y.  First, we watched a documentary movie on the life and music of singet, Sarah Vaughn. After the break John discussed the use of stringed instruments in jazz, playing examples by various artists..

March 2  This evening's live jazz was brought to us by the Joe Policastro Trio. The trio comprises Joe Policastro (bass), Dave Miller (guitar) and Mikel Avery (drums/percussion/other). We were treated to a wide variety of non-jazz tunes that were performed in a truly jazz manner.

February 23  Tonight's audio-visual presentation by Marc Kritzer was "To Jazz or Not to Jazz 9," the ninth in his series where Marc again asked the audience the question "Is it Jazz?" This particular presentation covered a hundred years of jazz music.

February 16  This evening's presentation by Lee Goode was titled "Jimmy Heath." Lee looked at the life and career of this great saxophonist, who is still performing at the age of 90.

February 9  Tonight we had two presentations: Perry Huntoon presented "Battle of the Bands," playing the same tunes by both Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller to determine the most popular band. After the break Iiele presented "New Releases," a look at some of the great jazz that has recently been released on CD.

February 2 This evening's live jazz was brought to us by the Sound Hounds. This ten-member little big band specializes in music from the golden age of jazz, including classics made famous by Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, as well as some great bop tunes such as Sister Sadie and Killer Joe. The band personnel is - Matt Veselsky (alto saxophone), Steve Meisinger (tenor saxophone), Bob Blomeyer (baritone saxophone), Jim Hatfield (trumpet), Bill Rife (trumpet), Tony Scandora (trombone), Mary Zaborniak (piano), John Onak (bass), Jeff Gorski (guitar),  Jim Holland (drums) and Genevieve Padula (vocals).

January 26  Tonight's audio-visual presentation by society president, Ian Tiele was "Mallet Maestro: The Bobby Hutcherson Story." Ian discussed the life and career of this giant of the vibraphone who recently passed away.

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