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Potomac River Jazz Club - Celebrating 50 Years!

The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band   
  and the Normandie Jam

   July 25 & Aug 15 2021, from 2:30-4:30, outside (inside in case of rain). Call ahead!
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 Educational Discussion: The Three B's: DC vs New Orleans music scences, and New Orleans clarinetist Barney Bigard
Presented by Ben Redwine  
   Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 7-8:15pm, ONLINE via Zoom

Our online Jazz Talk series continues with The Three B’s featuring Ben Redwine. Many of you remember Ben Redwine. He was local to the DC area and he played a number of times for the PRJC. He moved to New Orleans a while back, and what a great way to keep him in the fold.

The “Three B’s” will be a fun multi-faceted (and multi-media) presentation. Ben will discuss the difference between the DC and New Orleans music scenes, what he himself was doing pre- and post-pandemic, followed by an exploration of New Orleans clarinetist Barney Bigard. There will be references from special source material - this is not to be missed.

Clarinetist Ben Redwine feels equally comfortable playing Brahms or Ellington. He is devoted to the performance of new classical music and old jazz, as well as to teaching the next generation of performers and teachers.

Ben served as an Assistant Professor at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC from 2012-2016 and was woodwind professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from 2017-2019. In 2014, he retired after 27 years in the US military band system, the majority of time serving as the e-flat clarinet soloist with the US Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, Maryland. He has been a featured soloist at seven International Clarinet Association ClarinetFests in the U.S. and Europe, and has performed extensively on four continents. In 2016, he moved to the New Orleans area to pursue performance opportunities in the birthplace of jazz. Since relocating to Louisiana, he has been a regular performer with the Louisiana Philharmonic and Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestras.

The PRJC’s online jazz talks are supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

This presentation will be held via Zoom and a link will be sent by e-mail the day of the presentation. Admission is Free! **Please register by 5:00 p.m. the day of the event.

Zoom Registration

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The PRJC 50th Anniversary Special Event
   September 12, 2021 from 11:00am to 6:00pm

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


The PRJC will celebrate its golden anniversary with a veritable extravaganza at the Rosensteel Hall with 4 bands! You will definitely be familiar with the bandleaders and most of the faces who will appear on stage with them. In addition to haveing 4 great bands, the PRJC will be providing a BBQ buffet with dessert from 12-2pm! Get your tickets early!
In order of appearance, the bands are:

   Capital Focus Jazz Band - 11am-noon
   Dave Robinson’s PRJC Originals - 12:15-1:15
   Jim Ritter’s Creole Gumbo Jazz Band (with possibly a few of his old Buck Creek pals!), - 1:30-3:30, and
   Mike Flaherty’s Dixieland Direct - 3:45-5:45

Time permitting, the PRJC hopes to hold a jam session (6-6:45pm) after the afore-mentioned bands have performed. I can’t think of a better lineup to celebrate this momentous occasion with, can you? These superb musicians have wowed PRJC audiences as well as other folks throughout the entire country for a number of decades now. Keep your ears tune for more details, coming soon!

PRJC members ($25), General admission ($30; $26.50 in advance), Youth & Students with valid student IDs (Free).

PRJC 50th Anniversary, 9/12/21

The Peabody Ragtime Ensemble
   October 24, 2021, from 2:00pm-5:00pm (To be confirmed closer to the event)

Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring , 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD Directions

Peabody Ragtime

Join the Potomac River Jazz Club for a fall special with The Peabody Ragtime Ensemble from Baltimore, MD. Peabody Ragtime Ensemble, an acoustic “little big band,” preserves the roots of American Jazz through performance of vintage repertoire in concert, dance and stage settings.

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

You can support the PRJC, our monthly Educational Talks and PRJC Concerts
using the Paypal link below or at

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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The PRJC can be reached at
484 626-0887.

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