Jazz & Swing Session
Sunday of Month
July & Aug Hiatus)
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Boca Raton Shrine Club
601 Clint Moore Rd.
Boca Raton, FL. 33487
(Click Here for Directions)
16 December 2018
Larry Kendzora's - Hornucopia
27 January 2019
Glyn Dryhurst's Dixieland Jazz Band
- HAGS Members $5
The Hot Jazz & Alligator Gumbo Society is a
non-profit Florida Corporation, tax exempt under
Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Membership per calendar year is $ 40 for individual
and $ 55 for couples.
President - 954-651-0970
Music Director - 954-680-2058
Steve Starace, Director & Past President
Director & Past President
Director - 954-680-2058
Director - 954-561-7389
Director - 954-760-7047
Carlene Starace - 561-809-6410
HAGS moved to Boca Raton, I have repeatedly sung the praises
of our new venue. I have also remarked how pleased I am to
have gained new members in the area. Last month I also
mentioned that we have gained some new musicians who come to
play with the sit-in band. This month, as CB mentions in his
column, we had a plethora of talented players – so many that
CB was spoiled for choice. For the last set of the day we
had a “little big band” – 2 cornets, flugel horn, 2
trombones, tenor sax, guitar, piano, tuba, and drums.
featured band was Rob McGowan’s Riverside Jazz Band and they
always draw a good crowd. So all those sit-in musicians
played to a full house. Who said jazz was dead? In Boca
Raton it’s very much alive.
December session will be one week early as the fourth Sunday
is too close to Christmas. The featured band will be the
incredibly talented Larry Kendzora’s Hornucopia, so take a
break from Christmas shopping and come enjoy the music
Hanukkah and Merry Christmas.
Up - By
- Music Director
You knew it would be a great session with Rob
McGowan’s Riverside Dixieland band, and it was! The longest
running organized Dixieland in S.E. Florida, and they showed
us why. Plus we had a number of new players show up that
added to a really boisterous afternoon. I finally had almost
more musicians show up than I could handle, and I loved it.
Thanks to John Gulinello for bringing so many friends of
his. I hope they enjoyed things enough to come back.
It’s easy to schedule a feature band, but
it’s also hard to put together good jam sessions with
whoever else shows up. This time the house bands were
terrific, and we always appreciate Lynne Meryl’s singing.
That’s what make HAGS so much fun, and makes for a really
enjoyable afternoon. Thanks to all the Dixieland lovers who
attended, and made our performers so welcome. Remember next
HAGS is Dec 16th, featuring Larry Kendzora and
Trumpet: Wayne Maddalena , Jack
Siegel, Roy Lapinto
Trombone: John Guliello, C.B. Pope
Sax: Joe Milette
Piano: Mari Bell, Tom Miller
String Bass: Allen Lipscher
Tuba: Joe Podgor
Drums: Bill Newman,
Vocals: Lynne Meryl