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Northern Lights: How can you go wrong with that excellent talent performing for us last month? I asked Jim beforehand how many are in the trio and he answered, "Four."
Nancy, Roger, Bernie and Jim - what a treat! Furthermore, they will all be back this month in different combinations, so get ready to roar! It's MARDI GRAS time!
Cats, grab your hats, dolls and molls, and pull up your socks. Gals grab your boys, boas and beads. We've got three live trad jazz bands stuffed into three hours of blowin' 'n goin' and red hot dancin'.
Our long time favorite, Jazz a la Carte, will set the standard. Mardi Gras explodes with Doc Rock on the 'slip horn' and Kent Ericson in the role of Gabriel.
Route 66 Revelers maintain the pace with some slower numbers thrown in just for a break. Chris Williams leads a talented front line while I support the solid rhythm section.
Dancers can't resist Bill Biffle's Duke City Jazz Band. His dance floor is always full. Something about this band makes the body sway and the feet move.
I'm looking forward to seeing you all there. I can't wait.
PS. Don't forget. Next month is all jam. We'll need some swing time.
If any of you musicians need some
Don't forget that the Woodshed Group meets the 2nd & 4th Mondays at the GAC from 5-7 PM
ABQ Jazz and
Jazz a la Carte
Route 66 Revelers
Duke City Jazz Band
March 20 (ALL JAMS)
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The Rio Grande Jazz Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation and promulgation of traditional jazz, Dixieland, and swing. It came into being in the late 1980s, moving through several meeting venues before settling in at the Edelweiss German-American Club, where it meets on the third Sunday of most months.
At the monthly meetings, there's usually a featured band at 2:00, followed by four or five jam sessions. The jam sessions are unrehearsed, and can be quite interesting. Much depends on how many musicians show up on a given Sunday, what instruments they bring, and what tunes they can all agree upon.
Lots of folks who aren't musicians come to the monthly meetings because they just like to listen, dance, and have a sociable libation with friends.
The RGJS also sponsors informal jams every second and fourth Monday, 5-7 PM at the GAC. Musicians bring their fake books, and we have a lot of fun playing familiar tunes and developing new material to play at the monthly meetings. These sessions are open to all aspiring jammers. For more information, please contact Chris Williams by email or Facebook.
To encourage the continuation of jazz, the Society has given awards to aspiring young musicians.