Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA 19086
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The Red Hot Ramblers 
Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 2pm

INDOOR CONCERT & LIVE STREAM
Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA 19086

The Red Hot Ramblers are an authentic 1920s jazz ensemble in every way. They exemplify red-hot syncopation, stompin' rhythms, and lyrical melodies associated with the Jazz Age. The repertoire can extend before and after the 1920s from the early years in Jazz, such as New Orleans Style and Ragtime, up to the swing era of the 1930s and 40s and even into the modern Second Line New Orleans parade style. The Red Hot Ramblers have been pleasing audiences in every type of venue, from concert halls to dimly-lit bars to swing dances to outdoor events/weddings. Welcome them on their return to Tri-State, to recreate their success with us from November 2017.

 

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Background

Larry Toft is an alumnus of Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music, where he was a pupil of Tyrone Breuninger, former Associate Principal Trombonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as trombonist Luis Bonilla of NYC's Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He also plays with the Balkan- and klezmer-influenced West Philadelphia Orchestra, and is in general demand as an all-around trombonist and baritone horn player in the Philadelphia area.

A 2005 Temple graduate, Adam Hershberger, whose teachers included Terell Stafford, Dan Monaghan, Greg Kettinger, and Jaleel Shaw, has previously performed for TSJS with the Perseverance Jazz Band. For the past decade, Adam has been very active in the Philadelphia region, playing gigs and teaching music full-time in addition to booking the West Philadelphia Orchestra.

Clarinetist Paul Butler is a spirited musician, passionate teacher, and gifted improviser whose music can be heard worldwide both via live performance and on numerous recordings. He is an alumnus of Mansfield University and a certified Music for People teacher, leading improvisation for self-expression workshops and appearing as guest soloist with the Jersey Shore Pops and the Haddonfield-based Symphony In C, for which he has also served as a Teaching Artist. Most recently, Paul was a member of the inaugural team of Teaching Artists for the "El Sistema"-inspired Play On Philly!

Banjoist Frank Velardo is perhaps better known in his rock singer/guitarist guise as “The Ardvark Felon”, which is an anagram of his name. He has also taught guitar, piano, banjo, and ukulele for PhillyMusicLessons.com.

Dan Nosheny is also a native Philadelphian and multi-instrumentalist who can be heard on tuba, sousaphone, and accordion. His musical affiliations span the gamut from the West Philadelphia Orchestra to the Johnny Cash tribute band Three Men and Three Women in Black. Dan has performed with native Philadelphia jazz legends McCoy Tyner and Christian McBride, and he composes and performs as the anagrammatic "Neon and Shy."

Chad Brown has performed for TSJS in Wallingford with the Perseverance Jazz Band, and he is a regular drummer and percussionist for the West Philadelphia Orchestra and the Hoppin' John Orchestra, which has appeared regularly at Center City's Chris' Jazz Cafe. Like Dan Nosheny, Chad is an accomplished accordionist and has a day job repairing and selling accordions at Liberty Bellows. He has also been seen in local theatrical productions, most notably in the Barrymore-winning Pig Iron Theater Company version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, in addition to serving as musical director and sound designer for the Philadelphia Artist Collective's Timon of Athens. Chad always looks forward to performing with the Red Hot Ramblers because it compiles both his favorite and the most talented individuals from across his musical spectrum, in a musical tradition that is near and dear to his heart.

 

Concert Admission

Members pay half the General Admission price ($10 when the full price is $20) for all regular concerts throughout the membership year. It pays to be a member - the savings from two concerts covers the basic membership fee. 

Directions

Wallingford Community Arts Center
Wallingford, PA 19086
Directions to the Community Arts Center

Haddonfield United Methodist Church
29
Warwick Rd.
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
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