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The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band   
  and the Normandie Jam

   3 Aug & 14 Sept. 2014, 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, Anders Eliasson on drums, and the wildly popular Ms. Lena Seikaly occasionally joins the group on vocals.

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




PRJC End of Summer Bash with The Dirty Rice Jazz Band
     September 7, 2014, 2-5pm
Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring , 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD Directions

The Dirty Rice Jazz Band is led by Ben Redwine, and includes John Previti, Tom Mitchell, Barry Hart, Vince McCool, and John Jensen.





The Peabody Ragtime Ensemble
     October 19, 2014, 2-5pm
Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring

Led by Ed Goldstein, tuba, The Peabody Ragtime Ensemble is an 8-piece acoustic band preserves the roots of American Jazz through performance of the vintage repertoire. A concert by Peabody Ragtime Ensemble is a quirky, joyous potpourri of American music spanning a vast repertoire of early jazz styles including ragtime, Dixieland, big band, swing, novelties and vocals.





Mike Flaherty's Dixieland Direct Band
   November 9, 2014, from 2-5pm
Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring , 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD Directions

Flaherty's Dixieland Direct

DIXIELAND DIRECT features Henning Hoehne on clarinet, with Bob Boguslaw on piano, Dallas Smith on bass and Mike Flaherty on drums. Mike Flaherty's Dixieland Direct Band specializes in traditional New Orleans Dixieland music, with a mix of swing, society music, and Blues thrown in to add to the fun.


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

PRJC & Dixieland Direct, 2pm, Rosensteel





PRJC Holiday Bash with Craig Gildner's Blue Crescent Syncopators.
   December 7, 2014 from 2-5pm
Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring , 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD Directions

Craig Gildner's Blue Crescent Syncopators has a surprise ready for us - expect both a Dixieland and a big band!




Just Past Events from 2013

Hal's Bayou Jazz Band
     February 23, 2014, Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring

Hal's Bayou is a seven piece ensemble with a passion for playing traditional jazz, including the music of King Oliver, Jelly Roll, Satchmo, Bix, and much more. Hals' Bayou Jazz Band features Sig Seidman on piano, John O'Brien on banjo, William Goffigan on drums, Tom Holtz on tuba, Gary Gregg on clarinet, Dave Robinson on cornet, and Brian Priebe on trombone.

Hal's Bayou Jazz Band




Spring Fling with Jim Ritter's All-Star Band
     March 23, 2014, Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring

The band included: Rhoades Whitehill on trombone, Anders Eliasson on percussion, Ben Redwine - clarinet, Rick Rowe on banjo, Tom Holtz on tuba, and Jim Ritter leading the group on cornet.

Ritter's All-Stars




Anita Thomas Jazz Band
     April 27, 2014.
Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring , 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

Anita Thomas

Anita Thomas, a native of Sydney, Australia, has performed all over the world. At the April PRJC event, her jazz band included Anita on reeds, Robert Veen on reeds, Ben Mauger on trumpet, David Sager on trombone, Robert Redd on piano, Tommy Cecil on bass, with Brooks Tegler keeping the rhythm on drums.




Stride pianist Neville Dickie with the Conservatory Classic Jazz Band
     May 31, 2014, Calvary Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, MD.
Neville Dickie  Conservatory Classic JB


The concert with Neville Dickie and CCJB was a salute to the great Fats Waller.




Bourbon Street Ramblers
     June 8, 2014, Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring

Formed in 1978, the Bourbon Street Ramblers, a 6-piece Dixieland band led by Ed Goldstein, has been the featured headliner at the Maryland Wine Festival for every day of the 30 year festival. Bourbon Street Ramblers consists of seasoned musicians who are masters of improvisation, playing the instrumental solos that distinguish Dixieland as a musical style where nothing is written down and each rendition is spontaneous and unique.
Featured in the photo are: (from L-R, front) Henning Hoehne, clarinet, Al Straub, cornet, John Wessner, trombone (back), Erik Apland, piano, Ed Goldstein tuba and leader, and Mike Flaherty, drums.
Bourban St. Band





A Special Normandie Jam with The Capital Focus Jazz Band, with Anita Thomas on reeds   
   22 June 2014, Normandie Farms Restaurant

CFJB    Filling in for the CCJB, the Capital Focus Jazz Band, with Anita Thomas on reeds, ran the June Jam! As usual, CFJB opened and closed the music, with a Jam Session in the middle.




A PRJC celebration with Ben Mauger and his Vintage Jazz Band
     July 27 2014, Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring

Ben Mauger







  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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