Right around the Fourth of July each year, we’re pleased to present the Buena Vista Jazz Band — a seven-piece trad jazz aggregation featuring the amazing vocalist Darlene Langston, with Noel Weidkamp, trumpet; John Hunt, trombone & vocals; Don Neely, clarinet & vocals; Si Perkoff, piano; Al Obidinski, bass; and Bill Belasco, drumsÂ
Apocryphally, Louis Armstrong always claimed July 4th as his birthday and that’s good enough reason for us to celebrate the New Orleans roots of jazz and its diaspora through Chicago, New York and other far flung outposts. The Buena Vista Jazz Band, based on the configuration of Eddie Condon’s hot jazz ensembles that lit up New York in the 40s and 50s, is always up to the task!
$20 suggested donation – more if you can manage it for this seven-piece band! But pay only what makes you comfortable. BYOB!
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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