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PRJC Pre-Valentine's and Mardis Gras Special with Dixieland Express of MD
   February 12, 2017, 2pm-4:30pm
Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring , 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD Directions

dixieland express


The Dixieland Express returns February 12 for another Valentine's Day-Mardi Gras performance. While the Dixieland Express includes true trad jazz instrumentation and sound, the band will play a great variety of music suitable for listening, dancing and even marching. The band will play the club's favorites such as Mabel's Dream and Clarinet Marmalade and the Charleston for the dancers.. The band also will play some romantic music suitable for Valentine's Day.

Many members of the band are also PRJC members. Pictured are Les Elkins on cornet and vocals, Kirt Vener on clarinet, Merle Biggin on tuba, John Stewart on trombone and Joel Albert on drums and photographer for the band and club. Rick Elridge is perhaps the most versatile member of the band, playing banjo, piano, doing vocals and sometime playing an instrument he invented just for this band-the Klaxophone! All members of the band are regulars meaning that they play with the same group of musicians allowing for a more cohesive true trad jazz sound.

The band will have some surprises for the audience and will have the the crowd dancing and marching to the sound of New Orleans style Dixieland music from beginning to end. Be sure to bring your parasols and handkerchiefs. Mardi Gras beads provided!


 Admission:
PRJC members ($20), General admission ($25; $22.50 in advance),
Youth & Students with valid student IDs (Free).
PRJC Valentine Concert with Dixieland Express





The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band   
  and the Normandie Jam

   Feb. 26 and March 26, from 3-6PM
Normandie Farms Restaurant
, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854. Ph: 301-983-8838

Conservatory Classic JB    The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band opens and closes the music, with a Jam Session in the middle. All are welcome to sit in or just sit back and enjoy!

The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band was formed in 2003 to present the sounds of traditional jazz to Washington DC audiences. A seven-piece group, they play New Orleans style, Chicago style, small-group swing, and mainstream. CCJB members include Dave Robinson, leader/cornet/trumpet, Brian Priebe on trombone, Gary Gregg on clarinet/sax, Dan Hall on bass, Jeff Reynolds on guitar/banjo, Brian Alpert on drums, and the wildly popular Ms. Lena Seikaly occasionally joins the group on vocals.

 Admission:
Non-Jammers ($10), Youth & Jammers (Free).




Special PRJC Event with Banu Gibson with pianist David Boeddinghaus
     March 19, 2017, 2-4pm
Theater Arts Building at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD

Banu Gibson
If you can't get to New Orleans, the PRJC is bringing New Orleans to you! The club is teaming with Montgomery College's outstanding music department to present "Hot Jazz French Quarter Style," featuring vocalist Banu Gibson and her musical director, David Boeddinghaus. They'll be backed by a group of area all-star musicians led by David Sager.

Gibson is a vivacious bandleader, vocalist, dancer, banjo/guitar player, director, choreographer, and manages her own record label, Swing Out Records. She has headlined at numerous jazz festivals, performing art centers, and has headlined more than 80 appearances with symphony orchestras from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon. Orchestras include the Boston Pops, the St. Louis Symphony, and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra in Oslo, Norway. In 2010, she co-founded The New Orleans Traditional Jazz Camp for adults to preserve and promote trad jazz. Students flock from all over North America, South American and Europe to learn the New Orleans style.

Though Boeddinghaus graduated from Indiana University with an MA in classical performance, his love for early jazz took him to to New Orleans where he has been musical director for Gibson and her band The New Orleans Hot Jazz. His musical travels have taken him to Beijing, Hong Kong, Japan, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Oslo, London, and Australia. He appeared on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show accompanying vocalist Leon Redbone. For three years before Hurricane Katrina David played with legendary, late New Orleans clarinetist Pete Fountain. And now, with Banu, he coming to play for us.

Sager, a Grammy nominee, is a Washington native who spent 12 years in New Orleans, much of that time as a member of Gibson's band. Off the bandstand, Sager is the curator for the Library of Congress's National Jukebox. PRJC members know David as the leader of the Normandie Farm jam sessions for several years.<

The event will be held at the professionally equipped Theater Arts Building at Montgomery College's Rockville Campus. Plenty of parking, accessible and with Sunday bus service to the nearby Red Line Metro station.

 Admission:
PRJC members ($20), General admission ($25; $22.50 in advance),
Youth & Students with valid student IDs (Free).

PRJC Special with Banu Gibson




Ben Mauger's Vintage Jazz Band
     April 30, 2017, 2-5pm.
Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring , 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD Directions

Hal's

Ben Mauger's Vintage Jazz Band from south central PA has delighted PRJC audiences since 2009. Ben and his boys have played in numerous venues and festivals all over the USA. They play good ol'New Orleans hot jazz from the 1920s and 1930s as well as NYC-style swing jazz made famous in the 1940s and 1950s.


 Admission:
PRJC members ($20), General admission ($25; $22.50 in advance),
Youth & Students with valid student IDs (Free).

PRJC & Ben Mauger's Vintage Jazz Band, Rosensteel




Stride pianist Neville Dickie with the Conservatory Classic Jazz Band
     May 20, 2017 (Saturday), 2-5pm
The Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD.
Conservatory Classic JB


Again, Neville Dickie, the UK's foremost stride and boogie woogie pianist. He has delighted audiences all over the world for the better part of 5 decades. Neville thrilles the PRJC since 2013, and will once again travel across the Big Pond and bring his superb talents to us, joined by our own exceptional CCJB, whose members include lead Dave Robinson on cornet/trumpet, Brian Priebe on trombone, Gary Gregg on clarinet/sax, Dan Hall on bass, Jeff Reynolds on guitar/banjo, Brian Alpert on drums, and the wildly popular Ms. Lena Seikaly on vocals.

Directions:: From the Beltway, exit south on Georgia Ave. The church is on the east side of Georgia, immediately south of the beltway (that would be on your left). Going across Georgia Ave. to enter the church can be difficult so, proceed south on Georgia about one block and turn into the shopping center with the Staples Store on your right. Continue thru the parking lot and turn left onto the exit street, Seminary Place. From there, you will be able to safely and easily get back to Georgia Avenue because there is a traffic light at Seminary Place.

 Admission:
PRJC members ($20), General admission ($25; $22.50 in advance),
Youth & Students with valid student IDs (Free).

PRJC Neville Dickie Concert, Calvary Lutheran Church




The Starvation Army Jazz Band
     June 11, 2017, 2-5pm.
Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring
, 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD Directions

Come welcome the summer season with The Starvation Army Jazz Band which first delighted PRJC audiences at the 2016 picnic. the Starvation Army Band, with Brian Priebe on trombone, was founded in 1989 as an offshoot of the Columbia Concert Band specializing in Dixieland jazz.
 Admission:
PRJC members ($20), General admission ($25; $22.50 in advance),
Youth & Students with valid student IDs (Free).

PRJC & Starvation Army Jazz Band, 6/11 Rosensteel





Tex Wyndham's Red Lion Jazz Band
     October 15, 2017, 2-5pm
Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring , 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Directions

The Red Lion Jazz Band has been the Delaware Valley's leading revivalist Dixieland combo for 50 years. Leader Tex Wyndham has a national reputation both as a performer and an authority on early jazz. He can be heard on some 40 recordings including performances with Wild Bill Davison, Maxine Sullivan, and Banu Gibson. He is the author of Texas Shout: How Dixieland Jazz Works and in 1998 was nominated for a National Heritage Fellowship in Folk and Traditional Arts. The Red Lions play a cross-section of America's popular music from about 1895 to 1930 including blues, marches, cakewalks, and rags.




  Admission: PRJC members ($20), General admission ($25; $22.50 in advance), Youth with valid student IDs (Free).

PRJC concert with Tex Windham's Red Lion Jazz Band







  Rosensteel Hall Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-495) in Maryland take Georgia Ave. (Md. Rte. 97) a short distance north to signal at Forest Glen Road (Md. Rt. 192). Turn left and go west 0.4 miles. Turn right on Rosensteel Ave. The Hall is at 9707 Rosensteel Ave. on the right, opposite a church and cemetery. Parking is in the back. * This location is metro accessible: FOREST GLEN METRO STATION is only 2-3 blocks away. Rosensteel phone is 301-588-3303.


Planning an event where a jazz band would add excitement?
Check our listing of PRJC-affiliated bands and contact them directly for rates and availability.

   Recorded tunes by 16 of these bands can be found on the CD ‘The Bands of the Potomac River Jazz Club.’



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