The Vintage Jazz Band plays music of the 1920's, 30's & 40's, all the classic pop/jazz song standards. We work from lead sheets and head arrangements. The ability to read music could be helpful, but isn't required. The group plays formal concerts at local public libraries, and performs shows for events and/or parties at municipal community centers, local hotels, restaurants, and over-55 communities, as well as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
- Screen name:
- Vintage Jazz Band
- Member since:
- Dec 18 2018
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- 68 years
Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, Don Neely's Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, Gus Arnheim's Orchestra, Bing Crosby, Fats Waller, Eddie Lang, Benny Goodman, Eddie Peabody, Don Van Palta, Dave Marty, Marty Grosz, Banu Gibson . . . .
Members Of Band
Clarinet/alto sax; tenor guitar/plectrum banjo; rhythm guitar; rhythm guitar/vocalist; upright bass; drums; and female vocalist.
Presently looking for a trombonist who can create his/her own part and fills from the melody line and chord changes on a lead sheet, or by ear.
Separate guitar amps (Fishman Loudbox Mini, Fender Acoustaonic 90 & Roland Cube EX) for guitarists and banjo; JBL EON 610 for vocals and horns; Yamaha 10-channel mixer.
The Vintage Jazz Band will perform “A Musical Tour of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s” at the Ocean City Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue in Ocean City, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24th. Admission is free; for more information, contact the Ocean City Public Library at 399-2434.
The band’s program will include such classic tunes as “After You’ve Gone,” “If I Didn’t Care,” “Bye Bye Blackbird,” “Heartaches,” “Moonglow,” “Nevertheless,” “Them There Eyes,” “All of Me,” “Jeepers Creepers,” and “Some of These Days.” Between songs, a short history or background of the next tune is often given, providing an interesting and entertaining musical presentation. Band instruments include guitars, banjos, clarinet, alto saxophone, upright bass and drums, as well as male and female vocalists.