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June 15   This evening's presentation by John Moscinski was "The Best of Fifties Jazz?" John delved into the decade of jazz that followed the Swing Era,  and let the audience pick and descrine the music he played.


June 8 Tonight's audio-visual presentation by Lee Goode was "A Sound Education: The Lab Bands and Jazz Program of the University of North Texas." Lee played a variety of jazz by both the University's student bands and by some of its alumni.

June 1 This evening's live jazz is brought to us by the Nuclear Jazz Quarktet. We were all blown away by the sound of this straight-ahead jazz combo that has its roots in bebop and hardbop. The sextet is made up of Cary Davids (trumpet), Charles Cosgrove (trombone), Al Miller (saxophones/flute/clarinet), Jim Abrahamson (piano), Fred Filipiak (bass) and Dennis Natarellia (drums).

May 25   Tonight, society presiden,t Ian Tiele took an audio-visual look at some of the wonderful live jazz recorded at New York's famous Village Vanguard jazz club.

May 18  This evening's presentation by guest presenter/musician, James Hatfield was "The Trumpet." James discused the origin and development of the trumpet and demonstrated the differences between the trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn, culminating in its arrival as an important jazz instrument. He talked about the many styles of jazz trumpet playing with video clips exemplifying the approaches chosen by Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and others.

May 11 - Tonight's audio-visual presentation by Perry Huntoon looked at "The Jazz Side of Harry James," which consisted of an overview of Harry's jazz artistry from the earlier years (1937-54), followed by a focus on his 1957-61 Capitol & MGM recordings.

May 4 This evening's presentation by Jim Curto was titled "Lionel Hampton." Jim  took an audio-visual look look at the life and career of this legendary vibraphonist, piano player, drummer, vocalist and bandleader.

April 27  Tonight's live jazz wsa provided by the Marshall Vente Tropicale Quartet. Marshall has been a regular performer at the society since 2005, and whatever the size of band he brings, the  jazz is always superb. Tonight's quartet was Marshall Vente (keyboad), Glenn Reitsma (guitar), Joe Batson (bass) and Luiz Ewerling (drums).

April 20 This evening's audio-visual presentation by Lee Goode looked at the career of 1920's clarinetist Johnny Dodds.

April 13  Tonight's presentation by Doug Taylor was titled "Conversations in Jazz: The Ralph J. Gleason Interviews." Doug read transcriptions of somr of critic/producer/TV host Ralph Gleason's interviews of jazz musicians, and played some appropriate music for each one.

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