Early Jazz: Traditional New Orleans -
Monthly Concerts in the Philadelphia Tri-
The virtual band in the masthead are, left to right, Joe Midiri, Jim Fryer, Bria Skonberg, Franny Smith, Gary Cattley, and Ed Wise. Photos by Jim McGann.
OFFICER AND BOARD MEMBER ELECTIONS
At the recent Board Meeting on June 25, 2019, the following Officers were elected
for the fiscal year 2019-
The following candidates were elected to one-
The president expressed appreciation for the support of our members and the continuing efforts of the Board and the many other volunteers who produce and promote our monthly concerts.
As always, special thanks to all the Sponsors, Patrons, and Sustainers whose generous
donations make it possible to present top bands and soloists for 2019-
HAS YOUR MEMBERSHIP EXPIRED?
Basic membership is still only $20 per year per person, but please consider renewing
at the Sponsor, Patron or Sustainer level -
Capital Focus Jazz Band at Grist Mill Park, Alexandria, VA 2017
For video samples of Traditional Jazz, Swing, and traditional Piano Jazz, click here.
Originally formed in 1988 as the Federal Focus Jazz Band, the Capital Focus Jazz Band (CFJB) is about to present its fourth concert for TSJS (and its first in a decade). The ensemble has performed at receptions for the President, the Vice President, the Secretary of State and many other dignitaries. Performance venues have included the White House, the Capitol, the Kennedy Center, the National Mall, the Pentagon, the Smithsonian, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Bourbon Street and Preservation Hall (New Orleans), jazz clubs in New York, London and Amsterdam, and a variety of jazz festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
The ensemble was also featured in live performance on NBC’s Today Show and on Bravo’s
Artsbreak. The band’s performance at the Louis Armstrong International Jazz Competition
Director Dave Robinson has also founded the Traditional Jazz Educators Network (TJEN), an organization dedicated to perpetuating the traditional jazz idiom by promoting and facilitating the teaching of traditional jazz history and performance techniques to young people.
Capital Focus Jazz Band
Sunday, January 26, 2020 -
Photo by Paris Washboard
Paris Washboard debuts at Tri-
Photo by CFJB
The Paris Washboard concert is made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.