FROM DAVE MACGREGOR of the RHYTHM ACES:
Andy Schumm can’t be with us May 14 after all, because a recording
obligation he has ended up with the recording session being that night
(Fat Babies, with Pokey LaFarge). After considering possibilities to
keep this May 14 as an exciting and interesting night, we were
successful in getting Zack Lozier, the trumpeter who appears to me to be
to the Twin Cities what Andy Schumm is to Chicago—the “in demand”
trumpeter/cornetist specializing in 20s and 30s and New Orleans style
jazz! I know it will be fun for the band and for the audience to have
some “new” sounds as we play together for the first time! As you
know, the Twin Cities’ Bill Evans will also be with us on trombone.
(Unfortunately, Bill and Zack will be driving separately, and getting
Zack is a big expense, but I’m confident in taking the risk that you
generous Fans will help us bear the cost.)
You can read about Zack on his website at www.ZackLozier.com.
He’s appearing with another jazz band in Grand Rapids this weekend,
and will be in Madison with the Southside Aces on May 17, playing for
the Roaring Twenties Ball at the Majestic Theater.
Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time: 6 PM to 9 PM
Place: THE COLISEUM BAR- – — IN SECOND FLOOR HALL
(elevator access), 232 E. Olin Avenue, Madison 608 251
2434<tel:608%20251%202434> (reservations unnecessary).
Sandwiches, dinner, drinks available
Cover charge: $10. (If under age 18, free.) However, the
cover charges aren’t enough to compensate those outstanding musicians
(not referring to me) who drive long distances from Chicago, Twin
Cities and elsewhere, so we ask for generous contributions to our “tip
jar” from those who can afford it.
Musicians: The Rhythm Aces–a New Orleans Style Jazz Band
Andy Schumm, cornetist, of Chicago and New Berlin, is a
University of Illinois music major graduate. Andy performs in the
Chicago area and indeed around the world, with the Fat Babies, other
jazz bands, and his own bands. He writes period arrangements for other
bands. Andy is a multi-instrumentalist, being superb on cornet, piano,
clarinet, saxes, and drums.
Bill Evans, trombonist, of the Twin Cities, has been a
Madison favorite musician for years, and has driven down to fill in as
the string bassist with both the Aces and the Vagabond Reeds in our
performances at the Coliseum Bar. He leads the Bill Evans New Orleans
Jazz Band which performs regularly in the Twin Cities and elsewhere.
Dave MacGregor, on clarinet and soprano saxophone, and
co-leader, of Milwaukee and Grant County, has played music of this
vintage (as well as mainstream jazz and swing music) since his high
school days. His traditional style seeks to emulate that of Sidney
Bechet and other New Orleans reedmen.
Andy Anderson, banjoist and vocalist, of Wilmot, WI, near
the Illinois border, has been playing banjo professionally for over 40
years. He pleases the musicians and audiences with his strong rhythm
and chords, his solos, and his singing.
Dan Shapera, of Geneva, IL (near Chicago) has been a
“first call” string bassist for many years, having been called upon to
play with Bud Powell, Chet Baker, and many jazz luminaries. He toured
with Barrett Deems and the Dukes of Dixieland. Dan’s a pleasure to
have with us providing his solid beat and creative solos.
Jim Carney, drums, of St. Charles, Il, has his own jazz
band and also performs in the Chicago area with other bands such as
Roy Rubinstein’s Chicago Hot Six.
Directions going EAST or WEST on Beltline (12 and18): Exit 263
(John Nolen Drive); .8 mile to intersection with E. OlinAve ( second
stop light); Turn left from John Nolen, and Coliseum Baris the first
driveway on right side of Olin.