The Barnhart-Fryer International All-Star Jazz Band will live up to its rather lengthy title and bold claim! The countries represented include Canada, Australia and the US and these musicians are indeed All-Stars! Concentrating on the Hot Jazz styles and titles of the 1920’s and 1930’s, this band of merry men will combine virtuosity, wit and charm to breathe new life into the music of Early Jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton and more. Veteran jazzman/band leader Vince Giordano will join fellow New Yorkers trombonist Jim Fryer, trumpeter Simon Wettenhall and the dynamic youthful Arntzen brothers: Evan on reeds and Arnt on banjo and guitar. Representing New England will be the celebrated Boston-based percussionist Bill Reynolds and our own Jeff Barnhart on piano. In the true spirit of Jazz, this septet is appearing for the first time EVER on our stage, so the music will be on-the-edge-of your-seat, spontaneous and created just for us–never heard before and never to be heard again!
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