May 23 COUNT BASIE: THE EARLY YEARS (1929-39) - Tonight's presentation by Perry Huntoon is "Count Basie: The Early Years (1929-39)." Perry's talk will begin with a few early recordings of Basie with Benny Moten and culminate with the Decca recordings of his own band.
May 30 LIVE JAZZ - CONTRABANDA MUSIC - This evening's live jazz is provided by the 7-piece Contrabanda Music. This exciting band play various forms of Latin Jazz. For this event there is a minimum band donation of $7 for BJS members; non-BJS members will be charged a $7 cover charge at the door.
June 6 THE SMITHSONIAN JAZZ ANTHOLOGY: PART 2 - THE BEBOP YEARS - Tonight's presentation by John Moscinski is the second in his series that looks into the Smithsonian 6 CD Anthology. In this second part, John takes a look at the bebop years.
June 13 A TRIO OF JAZZ PRESENTERS 4 - This evening, we have another in our popular series where three different presenters discuss 3 diverse jazz topics. Tonight's presenters are Frank Slabinak (When Jazz Was Funny), Lee Goode (TBA) and Jim Lecko (Illinois Jacquet).
June 20 JAZZ MOVIE NIGHT - ROY HARGROVE BIG BAND - JAZZ A VIENNE FESTIVAL (2009) - This evening, Frank Slabinak presents a "Jazz Movie Night." Frank's choice is a live concert by the Roy Hargrove Big Band recorded at the Jazz à Vienne Festival, which was recorded for French television in 2009. There will also be an additional short film - "The Killer B's" with Dr. Lonnie Smith and Joey Defrancesco from the "Legends of Jazz" TV show.
June 27 LIVE JAZZ - JIM COOPER QUARTET - This evening's live jazz is provided by the Jim Cooper Quartet. Vibraphonist Jim has played for us twice before and tonight brings a new band with him. For this event there is a minimum band donation of $7 for BJS members; non-BJS members will be charged a $7 cover charge at the door.
July 4 - No meeting
July 11 TBA - Tonight's presentation by Lee Goode is to be arranged.
July 18 FREE AND EASY NIGHT - This evening, we have one of our extremely popular "Free and Easy Nights." Feel free to bring a jazz CD or DVD and play a track or two for the other members and guests. Don't worry if you don't want to bring anything, there will be plenty of great music to listen to on the night.
July 25 LIVE JAZZ - ARLENE BARDELLE QUARTET - This evening's live jazz features the Arlene Bardelle Quartet. Vocalist Arlene will be making her first appearance in the Cottage. Arlene cites jazz vocal icon Ella Fitzgerald as a major influence on her singing abilities. Arlene's influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae and Frank Sinatra. For this event there is a minimum band donation of $7 for BJS members; non-BJS members will be charged a $7 cover charge at the door.
Program subject to change without notice.
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