Show 81: Tom Morley and 78RPM Jazz at Sunset Part II (7/18/97)
The second half of a concert by jazz violinist Tom Morley with guitarist Mike Lambert, bassist Doug Brunt, drummer Tim Gilmore and special guest Harry Skoler on clarinet.
Show 82: Emil Haddad, Dick Ogren Jazz at Sunset Part I (7/25/97)
A beautiful night at the New England Science center serves as a stunning backdrop for this concert by Worcester's premiere jazz act, the incomparable duo of Emil Haddad and Dick Odgren, performing with Bob Simonelli on bass, Eric Nebbia on drums, and Jim Odgren on alto saxophone.
Emil Haddad, Dick Ogren Jazz at Sunset Part II (7/25/97)
The second half of “Studio 3” producer Toni Ballard’s all-time favorite taping, featuring Worcester treasure Emil Haddad. The most beloved musician on the Worcester music scene for over five decades passed away on August 9, 2004.
Ed Saindon and Swing with Dick Johnson, Jazz at Sunset Part I (8/8/97)
The season finale of the 7th Annual Jazz at Sunset concert series (1997) with vibraphonist (and master of the independent four-mallet approach) Ed Saindon and Swing features performances by two of New England’s most revered musicians – saxophonist Dick Johnson and trumpeter Herb Pomeroy. This show includes an interview with Dick Johnson, who passed away January 10, 2010.
Ed Saindon and Swing with Herb Pomeroy, Jazz at Sunset Part II (8/8/97)
The second half of a concert featuring renowned vibraphonist Ed Saindon with bassist Marshall Wood, drummer Matt Gordy, and special guests, saxophonist Dick Johnson and trumpeter Herb Pomeroy. Part 2 includes an interview with Herb Pomeroy, who passed away August 11, 2007.
Silver Leaf Gospel Singers Brown Bag Concert Part I (12/3/97)
Formed in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1945 by Deacon Randy Green, the a capella group, continues to sing its jubilee-style gospel harmony in churches and concert halls around New England and represents an important piece of America’s musical history.
Silver Leaf Gospel Singers Brown Bag Concert Part II (12/18/97)
The second half of an a capella performance by the Silver Leaf Gospel Singers – bass Warren Alston, baritone John Crump, tenors Lucius Sparks and Joe Baker Lee, baritone and co-lead vocalist Bobby Jackson, and founder and leader, Randy Green.
Tuxedo Classic Jazz Band Brown Bag Concert Part I (1/7/98)
The Tuxedo Classic Jazz Band brings the spirit of New Orleans jazz of the 1920s to Mechanics Hall for this unique Brown Bag Concert. The band formed in 1976 when a group of Worcester musicians acquired the music library of trumpeter, arranger and composer Lu Waters, who had transcribed instrumental parts from 1920s recordings of King Oliver and Louis Armstrong for his Yerba Buena Jazz Band of 1940s San Francisco. The Tuxedo Classic Jazz Band had the honor of being the first musical group to play at the newly refurbished Mechanics Hall in the late ‘70s. Led by trombonist Bud Trow, the group includes trumpeters Jim Mitchener and Louis Borelli, pianist Joe Sheppard, drummer Bob Hogan, Bob Long on tuba, Harold Woodrow on banjo, and Wesley Trow on soprano sax and clarinet.
Tuxedo Classic Jazz Band Brown Bag Concert Part II (1/7/98)
More of the high-spirited Brown Bag Concert by the Tuxedo Classic Jazz Band, led by trombonist Bud Trow, with trumpeters Jim Mitchener and Louis Borelli, pianist Joe Sheppard, drummer Bob Hogan, Bob Long on tuba, Harold Woodrow on banjo, and Wesley Trow on soprano sax and clarinet.
Carol O' Shaughnessy Brown Bag Concert (1/21/98)
A concert by Boston's First Lady of Cabaret celebrates the release of her debut CD, The Way I See It, on Seaside Cabaret. Winner of Boston’s Cabaret Entertainer of the Year Award, she has performed her one-woman shows at such venues as the Regattabar, Scullers and the Charles Playhouse, as well as some of New York City’s hottest cabaret rooms. Also seasoned in musical theatre, she is best known for her portrayal of Reverend Mother in numerous productions of “Nunsense.” She performs with Tom La Mark on piano, Bob Simonelli on bass, and Gary Johnson on drums.
Silver Bullet Swing Orcestra Jazz at Sunset Part I (6/26/98)
As part of the 8th Annual Jazz at Sunset concert series (1998), the 17-piece Silver Bullet Swing Orchestra under the direction of drummer Don Pentleton, who formed the band in 1985, features some of the Boston area’s best musicians and performs charts from all of the top big bands, including Count Basie, Woody Herman and especially Stan Kenton.
Silver Bullet Swing Orcestra Jazz at Sunset Part II (6/26/98)
The second half of a concert by a big band directed by drummer Don Pentleton.
Donna Byrne Quartet Jazz at Sunset Part I (8/14/98)
Vocalist Donna Byrne has been one of the highlights of the New England jazz scene for years, named Best Jazz Vocalist by Boston Magazine, but she’s also performed at festivals around the country as well as New York, DC and LA’s hottest jazz clubs – and she counts none other than Tony Bennett as a fan! Her CD collaborations have featured such jazz greats as Dave McKenna, Gray Sargent and Herb Pomeroy. This Jazz at Sunset concert features songs from her newest -- an favorite CD so far -- Byrnin’.
Donna Byrne Quartet Jazz at Sunset Part II (8/14/98)
The second half of a Jazz at Sunset Concert featuring vocalist Donna Byrne, with pianist Paul Schmeling, bassist Marshall Wood and drummer Jim Gwin.