Our 22nd Year
Every Tuesday, Oct - May, 7:30 – 9pm
Join us for an evening of swingin' jazz tunes, Appleton's finest pizza and loads of hospitality from Jeannie and her family.
After twenty one years as leader for the BBR, Bob Levy will serve in an Advisory capacity for the band for the coming year. Trumpeter Marty Robinson and trombonist Ken Skitch will be co-leaders for the band for the 2013-14 season. Marty continues to direct the jazz program at Univ. of Wis./Oshkosh where he is also trumpet professor; Ken is a founding member of the the BBR and lead trombonist, plays with the popular local band Fat Brass, and heads up the instrument repair shop at Heid Music in Appleton.... Both are outstanding jazz soloists and composer/arrangers and are active performing regularly with several groups in the Fox Valley. They each have produced jazz combo CD recordings as leaders and their projects include their original compositions. Marty and Ken have composed several original works and arrangements which are heard regularly with the BBR.
As in recent years special guest soloist appearances and "theme" nights will be announced at a later date for the winter and spring, 2014.
The BBR has released two CDs and performed throughout the state including several appearances at Wisconsin Jazz Festivals. They’ve thrilled audiences with their appearances with guest jazz artists Clark Terry, Bill Watrous, Ed Shaughnessy, Carl Fontana, Marlena Shaw, Eddie Daniels, Sam Pilafian, Donny McCaslin, Janet Planet, and John Harmon.
The Big Band Reunion
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The Big Band Reunion at the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton.
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