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Potomac River Jazz Club is a nonprofit society whose purpose is to preserve, encourage and promote the playing and appreciation of traditional jazz.
On our Web site you’ll find information about trad jazz happenings
in the Washington-Baltimore area, about our organization, about our affiliated jazz bands, about
jazz history, and about many other items of interest to jazz fans. And be sure to check out what
PRJC is doing to encourage young musicians to play traditional jazz with
the Capital Focus Youth Jazz Band.
Please look around the site, and if you want to make a comment or a suggestion, ask a question
or just say “Hi,” please send us an e-mail.
Upcoming Jazz Events
Mark Your Calendar:
Check out our upcoming events page at:
“Upcoming Jazz Events” for more information on
what will be happening in 2016.
And as always, remember to see what other events are playing around town on our “All That Jazz” page.
For more trad jazz, check the schedule for the monthly jazz jam with the The Conservatory Classic Jazz
at Normandie Farm Restaurant in MD.
For PRJC event information and advanced tickets purchases, please visit: “Upcoming Jazz Events”.
something else? PRJCs “All That Jazz” page and our new
PRJC events calendar have a comprehensive listing of
live traditional jazz and ragtime music happenings in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area.
PRJC Member News
The PRJC Board is deeply saddened to announce the passing of
Steve Welch of Olney, Maryland, passed away January 2, 2016. Born in Massachusetts, Steve served in an Air Force band in Texas during the Korean War. Throughout Steve's life, he had an active music career. He played trombone and sang vocals in several Dixieland jazz bands in North Carolina, Hawaii, and Maryland. He was a long-time member and past president of the Potomac River Jazz Club.
He is survived by sons Steve of Lawndale, North Carolina, and John (Monica) of Rockville, Maryland, and daughter Elizabeth Johnson (Jay) of Lansing, Michigan. He had 11 grandchildren and four great-grandsons. He is also survived by Fran Welch, the mother of his children.
Advertise in the Tailgate Ramblings
You can place a jazz-related advertisement in the PRJC’s 12-page newsletter
and pay for it online using your credit card and the PayPal system.
“Tailgate Ramblings is read by more than 700 PRJC members in the Washington-Baltimore area
when it is delivered to their homes every month.
The PRJC Band highlight
The PRJC band highlight features our summer concert band, Ben Mauger's Vintage Jazz Band at the Hot Steamed Jazz Festival, 2014.
Band members are Ben Mauger on cornet, Brian Priebe on trombone, Bob Rawlins on reeds, Bob Kreitz on piano,
Bruce Campbell on Bass, and Larry Bortz on drums.
Have a video clip of your band playing a hot jazz tune on YouTube?
Send PRJC an email and your video could be highlighted here!
Priority is given, but not limited, to PRJC-affiliated bands. PRJC
e-mail - please include the embed code or link to video.
A Great Day for the Annual Picnic!
From the October 2015 Tailgate Ramblings
Read up on the first annual PRJC Jazz Picnics held at Lorton Workhouse Arts Center Read the article.
Chattanooga Traditional Jazz Festival 2010 Video
The 2010 Chattanooga Traditional Jazz Festival was especially good, according to PRJC member Bill S. who wrote to Hot Jazz Flashes,
since Jim Ritter, Frank Mesich, and John Skillman of the Buck Creek Jazz Band
were there and played a set together. PRJC members can see the band, as well a few local PRJC
members in Bill's YouTube video below. (Video is about 6.5 minutes, and PRJC members are spotted around the 5-min mark.) Thanks for sharing, Bill!
E-Mail Service With Jazz News of Interest
The Potomac River Jazz Club offers an e-mail information service.
The Club will e-mail periodic
“Hot Jazz Flashes containing information of immediate interest
to members. We send Flashes before our current month's event, and occaisionally do so if there are changes to the information. We do not share our email lists outside of the PRJC and try to keep our email notices to a minimum.
If you would like to be added to our e-mail list, send an e-mail to
put “PRJC Hot Jazz Flashes in the subject line and the word “subscribe in the text.
Advertise in the Tailgate Ramblings
You can place
a jazz-related advertisement in the PRJC’s 12-page newsletter and pay for it online using your credit
card and the PayPal system. “Tailgate Ramblings is read by more than 700 PRJC members in the
Washington-Baltimore area when it is delivered to their homes every month.