PRJC Events All That Jazz Hot Jazz Flashes Roots of Jazz Tailgate Ramblings Affiliated Bands Musicians' Exchange Jazz Links

Potomac River Jazz Club [www.prjc.org ] Potomac River Jazz Club [ www.prjc.org ]
RETURN TO: PRJC Home

Upcoming Jazz Events

FEATURES
PRJC
Potomac River Jazz Club [www.prjc.org ]
Potomac River Jazz Club - Celebrating 50 Years!







PRJC Educational Discussion: Meet Buster Bailey - one of the great clarinetists of American Jazz
Presented by Seth Kibel  
   Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7-8:15pm, ONLINE via Zoom


Seth Kibel   Jazz history is filled with superlative instrumentalists who, to this very day, don't receive their just recognition. There are often a variety of reasons for this. Sometimes, it's just plain bad luck. Sometimes, it's because their individual fame is sublimated to that of the more famous bandleaders for whom they work. And sometimes, it's because of the color of their skin. In the case of clarinetist Buster Bailey (1902 - 1967), it's probably a combination of all three. Over the course of this presentation, Seth Kibel will attempt to convince attendees that Mr. Bailey was, indeed, one of the all-time great clarinetists of American jazz. Whether in his solo recordings, or in the bands of such luminaries as Fletcher Henderson, John Kirby, Louis Armstrong, and others, Buster Bailey consistently represented the absolute highest levels of musicianship. With vintage recordings and video clips, Seth will take music fans on a whirlwind tour of the life, career, and music of this unsung hero of jazz.

Seth Kibel is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier woodwind specialists, working with some of the best bands in klezmer, jazz, swing, and more. Wowing audiences on clarinet, saxophone, and flute, Seth has made a name for himself in the Washington/Baltimore region, and beyond. He is the featured performer with The Kleztet, Bay Jazz Project, Music Pilgrim Trio, The Natty Beaux, and more. Winner of 28 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), including “Best World Music Instrumentalist” (2003-11) and “Best Jazz Instrumentalist” (2005, 2007-8, 2011-14). His most recent recording, "When You're Smiling," was released in 2018 on the Azalea City Recordings record label. His song "New Waltz" was the Grand Prize winner of 2016 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (MASC), sponsored by the Songwriters' Association of Washington (SAW). When he's not performing, Seth frequently lectures on a variety of topics in music history for numerous institutions, including the Osher Lifelong Learning programs at Johns Hopkins and Towson Universities. www.sethkibel.com.

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

The PRJC is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.


 Admission:The event is FREE! Registration required by 5pm on the day of the event:

Zoom Registration

You can support the PRJC or our Concerts and Educational Talks using the Paypal link below or at www.paypal.me/PotomacRiverJazzClub




Ben Mauger's Vintage Jazz Band
     June 27, 2021, from 2-5pm at Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring , 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD Directions

Join the Potomac River Jazz Club for our "Welcome Back" summer special with Ben Mauger's Vintage Jazz Band! We expect the atmostphere will be festive as we return once again to live concerts. * In accordance with current guidance, masks are optional for vaccinated and recommended for non-vaccinated individuals.
Ben Mauger



 Admission:
PRJC members ($15), General admission ($20),
Youth & Students with valid student IDs (Free).

PRJC & Ben Mauger's Vintage Jazz Band, 6/27/2021





The Seth Kibel Quintet
   July 11, 2021, from 2-5pm,
Rosensteel Knights of Columbus of Silver Spring
, 9707 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD Directions

Seth Kibel
PRJC is bringing one of our local favorites in for our July concert, The Seth Kibel Quintet. The Seth Kibel Quintet will present a high-energy program ranging from trad jazz to some slightly more modern swing and blues to, yes, even a little bit of Eastern-European Jewish Klezmer. Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington and more will be celebrated with music for suitable for listening or dancing! Or possibly even both! Historical commentary from Seth will educate and entertain you!

Seth Kibel is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier woodwind specialists, working with some of the best bands in klezmer, jazz, swing, and more. Wowing audiences on clarinet, saxophone, and flute, Seth has made a name for himself in the Washington/Baltimore region, and beyond. He is the featured performer with The Kleztet, Bay Jazz Project, Music Pilgrim Trio, The Natty Beaux, and more. Winner of 28 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), including “Best World Music Instrumentalist” (2003-11) and “Best Jazz Instrumentalist” (2005, 2007-8, 2011-14). His most recent recording, When You're Smiling, was released in 2018 on the Azalea City Recordings record label. His song "New Waltz" was the Grand Prize winner of 2016 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (MASC), sponsored by the Songwriters' Association of Washington (SAW).


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

PRJC & Seth Kibel Quintet





The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band   
  and the Normandie Jam

   July 25, 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

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





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 Directions

PRJC-50

The PRJC will celebrate its golden anniversary with a veritable extravaganza at the Rosensteel Hall with 3 bands performing 2 sets apiece (one hour per set). You will definitely be familiar with the bandleaders and most of the faces who will appear on stage with them. In no special order, the bands are:
   Dave Robinson’s Conservatory Classic Jazz Band
   Jim Ritter’s Creole Gumbo Jazz Band
(with possibly a few of his old Buck Creek pals!), and
   Mike Flaherty’s Dixieland Direct

Time permitting, the PRJC hopes to hold a jam session for about an hour 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!





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 www.paypal.me/PotomacRiverJazzClub



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.’


SAMPLE NEWSLETTER
To receive a PDF sample of "Tailgate Ramblings" send an e-mail to PRJC with "Sample Newsletter" as the subject line and include your name in the text.

CONTACT PRJC
The PRJC can be reached
at 484 626-0887.



PRJC Home
Upcoming Jazz Events All That Jazz This Month Hot Jazz Flashes Roots of Jazz Tailgate Ramblings
Affiliated Bands Musicians' Exchange Jazz Links About PRJC Become a Member Send PRJC E-mail

Site content (c) 1998-2021 The Potomac River Jazz Club