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  • December Concert No, it isn’t the Three Musketeers or the Three Caballeros (and thankfully, not The Three Stooges). But we will have three outstanding clarinetists on the band stand this month. Our good friend Jim Ruth will come down from the upstate, Pete Neighbour, now an American Citizen, will take time out from playing on Cruise ships to join our guys. And of course, Doug Graham will be on the bandstand too. But maybe it would be more accurate to say the three reed players because there isa good chance to hear one or more of the musicians playing a sax, most likely a soprano. But whatever they play, you will be hearing three outstanding reed players. You don’t ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 12:28 PM by Stephen Hait
  • Aletha Helps Kick Off 60th Concert Season! Aletha Jacobs, our talented pianist and singer will lead the band and call the tunes for our first concert of the season. And who better to open our 60th season? Yes, you read right. This will be our club’s 60th year of presenting live jazz in Columbia. Our first concert will be at the Lourie Center at Maxcy Gregg Park (just off Pickens near Blossom) 2:30-5:00 pm Sunday, September 9, 2018.
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:20 AM by Stephen Hait
  • Larry Conger Joins Us March 4! March concert quickly approaching! Sunday, March 4 at the Lourie Center from 2:30-5:00 pm. This month cornet player Larry Conger is our special guest once again.As long time members know, Larry honed his chops playing with Turk Murphy at Earthquake McGoon’s in San Francisco. Larry says that Turk always had about 200 tunes in the repertoire and each year he would drop a significant number and add an equal number of new tunes. Larry said that one night, Turk called one of the new tunes and Larry said, let me get the music. Whereupon, Turk said, we’ve played that number 20 times (at least I think that was the number) and you should know ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2018, 9:08 AM by Stephen Hait
  • Aletha's in charge for our February concert! Our February concert will be this Sunday, 2/4 at the Lourie Center from 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Come join us. It's always fun when Aletha runs things. Here's a little more about the show from our Guiding Light, Red Smith.----Just in time to get in the mood for Valentine’s day, our pianist and songstress, Aletha Jacobs, will call the tunes.Aletha is on the faculty at Columbia College where she teaches Piano, jazz Combos, Ensemble, Applied Jazz, and Music Theory. Aletha Jacobs is a 1997 University of South Carolina graduate with an M.M. in Jazz Studies. She began teaching at Columbia College (’78 BA Music Education/ Choral/ Piano) in 1998 ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2018, 10:38 AM by Stephen Hait
  • First Concert of the New Year! Join us for our first concert of 2018! Dustin Retzlaff, our sometimes bassist, will lead the band and call the tunes this Sunday, January 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Lourie Center.Dustin is a talented bass player and is involved with many types of music. Originally from Minnesota, he attended the University of Minnesota, Morris and in 2005, relocated to Columbia, SC to teach and perform music. He graduated with a Master of Music degree from the University of South Carolina in 2009, and is a doctoral candidate in jazz studies at the University of Northern Colorado.This should be a great concert and a chance to hear some old and new tunes alike!
    Posted Jan 5, 2018, 10:11 AM by Stephen Hait
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