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Potomac River Jazz Club is a nonprofit society whose purpose is to preserve, encourage and promote the playing and appreciation of traditional jazz.
On our Web site you’ll find information about trad jazz happenings
in the Washington-Baltimore area, about our organization, about our affiliated jazz bands, about
jazz history, and about many other items of interest to jazz fans. And be sure to check out what
PRJC is doing to encourage young musicians to play traditional jazz with
the Capital Focus Youth Jazz Band.
Please look around the site, and if you want to make a comment or a suggestion, ask a question
or just say “Hi,” please send us an e-mail.
Upcoming Jazz Events
Mark Your Calendar:
Get ready for PRJC upcoming events as we close out 2017 with a jazz roar!
Jim Ritter's Jazz Band, November 19 at Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring, 2-5pm (or a little earlier for Daylight Savings)
PRJC Holiday Bash with Dixieland Direct, December 3 at Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring, 2-5pm (or a little earlier for Daylight Savings)
PRJC Jazz Jam at Normandie Farm Restaurant, November 12 & December 10, 3-6pm
Check out the PRJC upcoming events page for more information on
all PRJC events, including directions and advanced tickets purchases.
And remember to see what other trad jazz events--includeing the PRJC-hosted monthly jazz jam with the The Conservatory Classic Jazz
at Normandie Farm Restaurant--are playing around town on the PRJC “All That Jazz” page.
something else? PRJCs “All That Jazz” page and the
PRJC events calendar have a comprehensive listing of
live traditional jazz and ragtime music happenings in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area.
Advertise in the Tailgate Ramblings
You can place a jazz-related advertisement in the PRJC’s 12-page newsletter
and pay for it online using your credit card and the PayPal system.
“Tailgate Ramblings is read by more than 700 PRJC members in the Washington-Baltimore area
when it is delivered to their homes every month.
The PRJC Band highlight
The PRJC band highlight features our summer concert band, Ben Mauger's Vintage Jazz Band at the Hot Steamed Jazz Festival, 2014.
Band members are Ben Mauger on cornet, Brian Priebe on trombone, Bob Rawlins on reeds, Bob Kreitz on piano,
Bruce Campbell on Bass, and Larry Bortz on drums.
Have a video clip of your band playing a hot jazz tune on YouTube?
Send PRJC an email and your video could be highlighted here!
Priority is given, but not limited, to PRJC-affiliated bands. PRJC
e-mail - please include the embed code or link to video.
Chattanooga Traditional Jazz Festival 2010 Video
The 2010 Chattanooga Traditional Jazz Festival was especially good, according to PRJC member Bill S. who wrote to Hot Jazz Flashes,
since Jim Ritter, Frank Mesich, and John Skillman of the Buck Creek Jazz Band
were there and played a set together. PRJC members can see the band, as well a few local PRJC
members in Bill's YouTube video below. (Video is about 6.5 minutes, and PRJC members are spotted around the 5-min mark.) Thanks for sharing, Bill!
E-Mail Service With Jazz News of Interest
The Potomac River Jazz Club offers an e-mail information service.
The Club will e-mail periodic
“Hot Jazz Flashes containing information of immediate interest
to members. We send Flashes before our current month's event, and occaisionally do so if there are changes to the information. We do not share our email lists outside of the PRJC and try to keep our email notices to a minimum.
If you would like to be added to our e-mail list, send an e-mail to
put “PRJC Hot Jazz Flashes in the subject line and the word “subscribe in the text.
Advertise in the Tailgate Ramblings
You can place
a jazz-related advertisement in the PRJC’s 12-page newsletter and pay for it online using your credit
card and the PayPal system. “Tailgate Ramblings is read by more than 700 PRJC members in the
Washington-Baltimore area when it is delivered to their homes every month.