Marty Grosz recorded his first album with a band that included the young Dick Wellstood and veteran bassist Pops Foster in 1950 when he was 20; do the math. A devotee, champion, and virtuoso regarding the acoustic archtop guitar, his music and performance would remind you of the 1920s and '30s, if you were alive then. Having done guest spots on Prairie Home Companion, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and the Today Show, expect to be entertained. With Danny Tobias horns, Jack St. Claire reeds, Joe Plowman bass, & Jim Lawlor drums martygrosz.com
"Philadelphia's Premier 1920s Hot Jazz Dance Orchestra dedicated to the preservation of the music of The Jazz Age, The Roaring 20s, The Gatsby Era" Guitarist & singer Richard Barnes leads a seven-piece version of BSO in authentic arrangements of Paul Whiteman and other period jazz orchestras. bso1920sjazz
Trumpeter and J-O-B regular Danny Tobias tours the US with the Midiri Brothers Sextet, and gigs in NYC and Phila with Warren Vaché, Scott Robinson, Vince Giordano, Wycliffe Gordon, Harry Allen, Jon-Erik Kellso, Marty Grosz, and many others. // Brennen Ernst is a multi-instrumental, multi-genre musical daredevil, playing piano, banjo, and guitar, in bluegrass, old time, jazz, and swing. // Joe Plowman is a versafootatile Philadelpia bassist with his own group, Grand Slam Trio, who also tours as music director for Carsie Blanton, and regularly appears with Chelsea Reed and Marty Grosz, to mention a few.
With two albums in two years ("I Love Paris" [songs of Cole Porter], and the new "Once Upon a Summertime" [songs of Michel Legrand], both on Sergent Major Records), Alex Hiele's Paris Jazz Combo brings the joie de vivre and atmosphere of a City of Love nightspot. Featuring arrangements by bassist/leader Alexandre Hiele, the combo includes Steve Rice piano, Rob Henke trumpet, and David Stier drums alexandrehiele.com