On Bix's actual birthday, this year's Bash features BOTH Mike Davis and Randy Reinhart doing the honors on cornet. Randy is well known to our audiences, having played this material in NJ since he was a teenager. Mike, who has been here before in various roles, plays a trumpet-wound cornet of the type Bix played in later life and has honed his talent at the Bix Festival in Davenport, Iowa. Dan Levinson contributes a period-correct C-melody sax and clarinet to the all-star band, and joins the two cornets on soprano sax to play some of Bix's famous solos scored for three part harmony. No slackers in the rest of the band, with Mark Shane (piano), Brian Nalepka (bass) and Kevin Dorn (drums).
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the Bickford Theater.
The cornetist Danny Tobias and friends in a celebration of Bix Beiderbecke's birthday. With Dan Levinson on multiple reed instruments and guitarist Marty Grosz (who recorded the memorable Hooray for Bix album) among a list of star players, including bassist Joe Ploughman and drummer Jim Lawlor. Bix was an inspiration to musicians in the 1920s and is celebrated for influencing the way jazz solos are played, even today. If you saw the Bix Birthday Bash at the Bickford Theater—don't worry, this downstate salute promises to be different enough to provide additional delights.
The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz for Shore.
Rio Clemente will entertain us on piano.
Free admission for NJJS members, $10 admission all others (applicable to membership) and there’s a $10 food/drink minimum for all. Get up close and personal and there’s often Q&A time.