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The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band   
  and the Normandie Jam

   Dec 22 and Jan 19, 2019, from 2:30-5:30
Normandie Farms Restaurant
, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854. Ph: 301-983-8838

Conservatory Classic JB    The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band opens and closes the music, with a Jam Session in the middle. All are welcome to sit in or just sit back and enjoy!

The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band was formed in 2003 to present the sounds of traditional jazz to Washington DC audiences. A seven-piece group, they play New Orleans style, Chicago style, small-group swing, and mainstream. CCJB members include Dave Robinson, leader/cornet/trumpet, Brian Priebe on trombone, Gary Gregg on clarinet/sax, Dan Hall on bass, Jeff Reynolds on guitar/banjo, Brian Alpert on drums.

Visit the band's website for additional information, at ccjazzband
Non-Jammers ($10), Youth & Jammers (Free).

PRJC Mardis Gras Special with Dixieland Express of MD
   February 23, 2020, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring , 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD Directions

dixieland express

The PRJC will open the season with our annual Mardi Gras special event featuring The Dixieland Express of Maryland. Experience an afternoon of New Orleans style Mardi Gras entertainment - listen, dance, and march to a great variety of music fitting the Mardi Gras season right here in Silver Spring! Feel free to don the colors purple, gold and green, bring your beads and parasols, masks and hats.

Dixieland Express will start the event with a surprise march to "Just a Little While to Stay Here." The second set will march off to the tune of Joe Avery's "Second Line" and of course the band will end the event with the Saints, and welcome marching participation from all for both tunes. This year, Dixieland Express will feature Willie Clark, a member of the Air Force Ceremonial Brass on tuba, and Halley Schoenberg on clarinet, playing with Dixieland Expresses four trad jazz regulars.

Pictured from the left are Merle Biggin on tuba (Willie Clark is filling in for this event), John Stewart on trombone, Les Elkins on cornet and vocals, Suzanne Gekker on clarinet (this time Halley Schoenberg will be on Clarinet), Greg Williams on drums, and Rick Elridge on banjo, piano and vocals.

PRJC members ($20), General admission ($25; $22.50 in advance),
Youth & Students with valid student IDs (Free).

  Rosensteel Hall Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-495) in Maryland take Georgia Ave. (Md. Rte. 97) a short distance north to signal at Forest Glen Road (Md. Rt. 192). Turn left and go west 0.4 miles. Turn right on Rosensteel Ave. The Hall is at 9707 Rosensteel Ave. on the right, opposite a church and cemetery. Parking is in the back. * This location is metro accessible: FOREST GLEN METRO STATION is only 2-3 blocks away. Rosensteel phone is 301-588-3303.

  Calvary Lutheran Church Directions: Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD.
The church is handicap accessible. For those coming from the north or the Beltway, we advise proceeding to the shopping center just south of the church and turning into the parking lot. Exit left onto on Seminary then left on Georgia Ave. one block to the church. (That will avoid crossing Georgia avenue into the church entrance.)

Planning an event where a jazz band would add excitement?
Check our listing of PRJC-affiliated bands and contact them directly for rates and availability.

   Recorded tunes by 16 of these bands can be found on the CD ‘The Bands of the Potomac River Jazz Club.’

To receive a sample electronic copy of "Tailgate Ramblings" send an e-mail to PRJC with "Sample Newsletter" as the subject line. Newsletter will bein Adobe file format.


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