CCJC Jazz News
The Channel Cities Jazz Club meets at The Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club every 3rd Sunday of the month to enjoy live big band music and dancing.
The Club's next featured band for February 17, 2013, Ulysses Jazz Band, will play from 3 to 4 p.m.
ULYSSES was started in late 1998 by FRANK FRANKS to play a Saturday residency at an Irish pub in busy downtown Santa Barbara. That pub, The James Joyce, owned and operated by County Galway native TOMMY BYRNE who has now presented live American traditional jazz in his pub for over fourteen years, unique in all of California.
The audience consists of all classes and ages - from mature jazz fans to students, who are discovering this vital American Roots Music for the first time.
The band consists of seven instrumentalists and vocalist.
The authoritative and restrained power of CURT SLETTEN playing lead cornet in the front line reminds audiences of the big bands like those of Glenn Miller and Harry James with whom he has played. He also adds his distinctive vocals to the mix
LARRY JONES is well known in jazz circles as one of the best trombonists around. He used to have a rock show band called PRIMO but returned to jazz, his true love. He
is also the virtuoso whistler in the band.
HENRY NAVA on clarinet and tenor saxophone is a resident of Ventura and plays
his clarinet, weaving in and out with incisive counterpoint harmonies. His full tenor
sound is a joy to hear.
BILL DODS on tuba, vocals and scat is well known to local audiences from his years
of playing many clubs, pubs and concerts.
Swinging keyboardist SAM "PIANO MAN" HOBEL has carefully acquired early styles such as Harlem Stride, and a vast repertoire of Ragtime and popular pieces.
Scotsman FRANK FRANKS, having many years experience with British trad jazz bands, plays rhythm archtop guitar and tenor banjo.
The band also proudly features HANNA, their jazz singer. She has developed her own dynamic style from Bourbon Street to Broadway with a fresh approach.
The whole ensemble is held together by the expert rhythmic pulse of FRED C. STAPP and LARRY FISHER, who rotate engagements.
Their repertoire of spirited New Orleans Jazz, popular songs from the 1920s and 1930s is largely selected from the compositions of LOUIS ARMSTRONG,
DUKE ELLINGTON, JELLY ROLL MORTON, IRVING BERLIN, JOHNNY MERCER
and HOAGY CARMICHAEL.
ULYSSES plays this material with plenty rhythm and spirit, characteristic of
THE GOLDEN AGE of JAZZ.
The club invites other musicians and singers to jam with the house band from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The mission of the Channel Cities Jazz Club is to "keep jazz alive" and provides dances and performances to raise funds for local students to attend band camp.
February 17, 2013 Ulysses Jazz Band
THE CHANNEL CITIES JAZZ CLUB
Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club
2600 South Harbor Blvd. Oxnard
THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH
1:00 to 4:30 PM – Members $7.00 – Others $10.00
For information call: 487-3062 or
Visit our Website at www.channelcitiesjazzclub.org
Additional Information on the Channel Cities Jazz Club for Feature Article:
The mission of the Channel Cities Jazz Club is to "keep jazz alive". It does just that by presenting monthly dances to live jazz music of the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s by providing a popular venue where musicians jam, song after song, for two full hours On every 3rd Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p .m. and by providing a dance hall for dancers to really cut loose with their steps, slides, swings and turns.
As a non-profit organization, the Channel Cities Jazz Club has featured some of the area's top band with musicians and singers who have performed with the well known big bands of era's past and also those who have made a name for themselves, independently. The Club is also aligned with top dance instructors in Ventura County and has been putting on shows featuring the finest muscicians since the 1980's.
In an ever changing world the Channel Cities Jazz Club finds itself in good company with an alliance of similarly minded jazz and Swing lovers through their Southern California as a part of a network of several active clubs throughout Southern California.
They offer for everyone to come check them out. You might decide to be a member and a part of the fun family!!!
One way they keep jazz alive is by passing the value of this great art form on to our youth. The Club routinely opens the monthly stage to local highschool jazz bands.
Often individual student musicians are mentored and provided one-on-one lessons by some of the professional adult musician members of the CCJC and that's not all!
Through special funding drives and a portion of the proceeds from their monthly jazz dance ticket sales, each summer they send students to summer jazz camp run by a sister club, The Traditional Jazz Society, in Sacramento, California.
This summer(2012)they sent Eleanore Louise Bakewell, a young, talented 15 year old jazz vocalist who's made nice strides coming out of the gate with her musical career through the camp. The executives, along with the club members are proud to support youth music education. This is just one of the ways they put their financial support to work for the music community!
When they do, they support the CCJC by supporting our cause, support the kids going to band camp, support the life of the artists who made the music which has lasted through the generations. These clubs are helping keep traditional jazz music front and center! Local jazz clubs with websites: Simi Valley Jazz Club, Santa Clarita Jazz Club, West Coast Traditional Jazz Club, Santa Barbara Jazz Club
Members and non-members join in attendance where they'll get to take to the dance floor or simply sit and enjoy tunes of the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.
Members donate $7.00 at the door while non-members
are asked to donate $10.00. Additionally , they get access to exclusive deals which the club may receive from participating patrons, from time to time.
The Jazz Club has many opportunities where someone could be a volunteer.
Those who volunteer get the chance to share their talents. They get ample opportunity to apply their knowledge, skills and experience to a good cause preservation of traditional music.
Through their volunteering, they get more opportunities to build their talent and also get the opportunity to meet many interesting, friendly people who are involved with the club. You'll find that our members and guests come from all walks of life, from across a wide range of professions and industries but with one important thing in common. All that is needed is the love traditional jazz.
One of the most pro-active benefits of being a member of the club is the opportunities to do live jams with other experienced musicians.
Young, old, experienced and new musicians all meet and perform with other like-minded musicians; share tunes; musical ideas and have a great time sharing "war stories" about the music biz. The "jammers" come together at 1:00 p.m. every 3rd Sunday and for 2 hours, just before the featured band comes on stage, they play tune after tune in a no pressure, relaxed setting to a dancehall full of appreciative listeners and dancers.
CCJC jammers not only "jam" together, but take take their 3rd Sunday gathering time to network, introduce newcomer musicians to the club and hire each other for "gigs".
Young musicians get to perform with and learn from those who've been around for a while and receive plenty of support while building skills and a repertoire.
Pictures and interview opportunities are available. Please contact Phil Seiflein at 805 766 1261