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Ben Mauger's Vintage Jazz BandPhoto by Paul Macatee

Ben Mauger’s Vintage Jazz Band
Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 2pm

WEATHER PERMITTING: Outdoor concert with live audience and picnicing on the lawn!
Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA 19086

Cornetist Ben Mauger returns to Tri-State with his six-piece Vintage Jazz Band, playing those good ole tunes from the 1920s and ’30s, as well as the Swing-NYC-style revival jazz made famous in the ’50s and ’60s. Be sure to listen for an afternoon of high-octane, knock-your-socks-off, traditional jazz at another Tri-State Jazz Picnic on the Lawn!


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Perennial Tri-State favorite Ben Mauger, who last appeared at TSJS two years ago, once again brings his Vintage Jazz Band for a raucous afternoon of traditional jazz and Dixieland favorites. The Vintage Jazz Band will play old-time hot jazz from the 1920s-'30s as well as NYC-style swing revival jazz made famous in the '50s and '60s, plus a selection of Gatsby-era dance numbers that'll have you wishing you could shimmy like your sister Kate.

Trombonist Bob Peruzzi's favorite gig is playing traditional jazz with the likes of Ben Mauger and Bob Kreitz, in both the Vintage Jazz Band and ten-piece Roaring 20's Orchestra, at venues such as TSJS, Bethlehem Musikfest, Cape May Traditional Jazz Society, Washington, DC's Potomac River Jazz Club, the Bookstore Speakeasy in Bethlehem, PA, and the former Hot Steamed Jazz Festival in Connecticut.

One of TSJS' most familiar faces, reed master Bob Rawlins makes the latest of multiple appearances at TSJS, having led the Annual All-Star Sessions for the last few years, as well as his own Atlantic City Jazz Band (featuring his wife Nancy, a keyboardist and vocalist). Bob is a professor of music theory at Rowan University and is the author of several books on jazz including the theory textbook Jazzology and The Real Dixieland Book, a collection of 250 classics he compiled and edited while living in New Orleans. Bob's most recent publication is Tunes of the Twenties.

A professional pianist for nearly a half-century, Reading's Bob Kreitz has a preference for Dixieland, ragtime, and traditional jazz, all of which he displayed in a livestreamed TSJS solo performance last October. In addition to the Vintage Jazz Band, Bob plays with Ben Mauger's 10-piece Roaring Twenties Jazz Orchestra and leads the Pretzel City Dixieland Jazz Band. He has performed at many traditional jazz festivals and societies, including TSJS, PA Jazz Society, Potomac River Jazz Club, the Hot Steamed Jazz Festival of CT, and FL's SunCoast Jazz Club. Bob has accomplished his long-standing goal of playing both Broadway and Bourbon Street, in addition to many venues in between.

As a conservatory-trained tuba player, Dan Nosheny has delved into genre-bending performances with such artists as the Violent Femmes, Christian McBride, the late McCoy Tyner, and Laurie Anderson. He has also recorded with Gordon Gano and Brian Richie of the Violent Femmes on their solo projects, and is an in-demand studio musician in the Philadelphia and New York areas. Dan has also been heard with Richard Barnes' Blackbird Society Orchestra and the klezmer-based West Philadelphia Orchestra.

In addition to the Vintage Jazz Band, drummer Doug Kulp has played with the Cats' Pajamas Old School Jazz Band.

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