September 21 This evening, society president, Ian Tiele's audio visual presentation was "Arranged by Shorty." We listened to some of the wonderful arrangments that trumpeter Shorty Rogers wrote for both his own bands and for others such as Stan Kenton and Woody Herman, as well as a couple of his pop tune and cartoon compositions and arrangements.
September 14 Tonight's live jazz was brought to us by the Sound Hounds mini-big band who were making their second appearance in the Jazz Room. The band played swing-style jazz in the manner of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and Count Basie.
September 7 This evening we had a "Jazz Movie and Social Evening." We watched the movie "Basie Jam '77" and then had a social hour where people brought a CD to play and discuss.
August 31 Tonight’s presentation by society president, Ian Tiele was "Piano Magic." Ian took an audio-visual look at the various styles of some of jazz's most influential piano players, including McCoy Tyner, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans.
August 24 This evening’s presentation by Jim Curto was "Bill Evans - Time Remembered." Jim talked about and played music by the wonderful pianist, Bill Evans, and also showed a superb documentary movie about Bill's tragic life, "Bill Evans - Time Remembered."
August 17 LOST JAZZ - Tonight, Marc Kritzer discovers some great jazz tracks that were to be played at presentations, but we're cut due to time restrictions.
August 10 This evening's presentation by John Moscinski was "Bird and Songbirds." John first showed a documentary on Charlie Parker, and followed ut with a selection of vocalists interpreting Bird's tunes.
August 3 Tonight's live jazz was brought to us by the “Spats” Studebaker Trio. We welcomed back this popular trio for their third appearance in the Jazz Room. As usual the personnel was "Spats" Studebaker (guitar/brass/vocal), Bill Hutchins (guitar) and Dennis Morris (bass).
July 27 This evening's presentation by Ian Tiele and Lee Goode was "Double or Nothing." Ian and Lee discussed several musicians who regularly played more than one type of instrument. James Moody, Yusef Lateef, Benny Carter, Roland Kirk and Eric Dolphy were among the musicians that we listened to.
July 20 Tonight, John Moscinski presented the second half of his “Best of Fifties Jazz?” presentation, again asking the audience to decide on the music to be played throughout the evening.
July 13 This evening's presentation by Perry Huntoonwais "Stan Kenton: A Look at the Early 1950's Recordings." Perry looked at some of Kenton's less commercial record sides.
July 6 Tonight, society president Ian Tiele took an audio-visual look at some of the live jazz recorded at Copenhagen's famous Jazzhus Montmartre jazz club, covering the period 1959 to 2015.
June 29 This evening's live jazz was brought to us by the Jim Cooper/Mark Colby Quartet. Vibraphonist, Jim Cooper teamed up with Chicago’s top tenor saxophonist, Mark Colby for a night of incredible jazz. The quartet is Jim Cooper (vibraphone), Mark Colby (tenor saxophone), Stewart Miller (bass) and Jonathan Wenzel (drums).