Be sure to attend the Sunday, December 17th Denver Jazz Club Session at the Westminster Elks Lodge from 1:30 until 5:00pm! The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra will be the featured performance group. It’s a nine piece big band that specializes in swing, dance music, and big band jazz, at home with music for dancers and listeners, playing everything from R & B to Sinatra. They are fantastic, so don’t miss it! The UCD Claim Jumpers perform at 1:30pm, and there will also be a performance by our very own Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars at approximately 4:00pm. This is the club’s annual holiday potluck, so everyone is asked to provide an entree, salad, appetizer or dessert to share. Admission is $10.00 per person for this special event.
The November/December 2017 Denver Jazz Club Newsletter is now available for download.
There is info on the November 19th performance of Your Father’s Mustache Band, and the December 17th Annual Holiday Potluck with the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra.
You will find columns by Walt Hewitt, Ed Danielson, Peter Robinson, Casey Hayes and John Sobott. Articles on the life legacies of Jerry Maddock and Jim Hurlbut are also included. You will also find a thank you note from Eric Staffeldt and the UCD Claim Jumpers.
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On Sunday, November 19th be sure to attend the Denver Jazz Club Session at the Westminster Elks Lodge from 1:30 until 5:00pm. The UCD Claim Jumpers will perform from 1:30 until 2:00 pm. Then it’s the terrific sounds of Your Father’s Mustache Band! Current band members include: Joe Petrucelli, banjo; Charlie Smith, trumpet; Andrew Vogt, clarinet and baritone sax; Jason Petrucelli, trombone; Ray Leake, Piano; Roger Johns, bass; Jim Moore, drums; and Mike Johnson, washboard.
The Queen City Jazz Band will perform with the great cornet player, vocalist and bandleader, Bob Schulz, on Sunday, October 15th, at the Denver Jazz Club Session, to be held at Westminster Elks Club (3850 Elk Drive). Bob Schulz is one of the last active players to have worked with Turk Murphy. His playing career spans three decades, and his teaching career goes all the way back to 1961.
The Queen City Jazz Band has been playing Mardi Gras music for nearly 60 years! Leader Bill Clark plays tuba, with Kevin Bollinger, trumpet; John Bredenberg, clarinet; Eric Staffeldt, trombone; Hank Troy, piano; Rory Thomas, banjo; Tony Pantelis, drums; and vocalist Wende Harston. Don’t miss this very special event!
Performances will take place from 1:30 until 5pm, with the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars and the UC Denver Claim Jumpers alternating on abbreviated sets during the breaks of the Queen City Jazz Band. A full blown jam, with all 3 bands and Bob Schulz, will take place during the final 10 minutes of the afternoon.