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Potomac River Jazz Club - Celebrating 50 Years!

PRJC Holiday Bash with Craig Gildner's Blue Crescent Syncopators
   December 11, 2022, from 1:30pm-4:30pm
Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring, 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910 Directions


The Blue Crescent Syncopators have been entertaining fans of traditional and hot jazz for 18 years, including dancers of all ages. Started by bandleader Craig Gildner in 2006, the band’s formation comes out of Craig’s love for the music of New Orleans he heard upon first visiting in 1997. And naturally he has quite a 78rpm collection of Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Earl Hines. His mission has been to carry the torch, and reach new audiences with this music.

His compatriots in the “mission” are: David Sager, trombone, Anita Thomas, reeds, Jon Mathis, trumpet, Greg Williams on drums, Pete Revell, bass, and Craig Gildner, piano/guitar/banjo,

Craig keeps the repertoire loose and unscripted. In fact, there are no lead sheets, no book per se. Just six musicians playing the classics they know by heart. The key and tempo is called, the count off given, and what happens afterward is all improvisation. Vocals from David, Craig and Anita are also featured.

The Blue Crescent Syncopators have been featured performers at The Czech Republic Embassy, The Smithsonian Natural History Museum, The Art Deco Society Gatsby Picnic and Jammin’ on The James in Richmond VA and DC Bartender’s Guild Repeal Day Ball.

  Admission: PRJC members ($20), General admission ($25; $22.50/advance), Youth with valid student ID (Free).
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The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band   
  and the PRJC Jam

   Dec 18 from 2:30-4:30.
Location: Alfio's La Trattoria, 4515 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD.

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. Note: Alfio's has valet parking, street parking, and a full dinner menu available.

Visit the band's website for additional information, at ccjazzband

Non-Jammers ($10), Youth & Jammers (Free).

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   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.
Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring , 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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.’

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