Wallingford 10/13/19

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The Buck-and-a-Quarter Quartet

Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

The Buck and a Quarter Quartet is the Brooklyn-and Manhattan-based string band that appears several times every month at leading clubs and venues throughout New York City and the surrounding area. Since the band's founding in 2014, gigs have included Pete's Candy Store, Rockwood Music Hall, Joe's Pub, Superfine, Jalopy Theatre, The Montauk Club, Freddy's Bar, The Knickerbocker Hotel and more, plus monthly residencies at KGB Bar's Red Room and SISTERS Brooklyn for the last four years.

According to leader John Bianchi, "The Buck and a Quarter Quartet plays the forgotten gems of the golden age of American pop, as well as favorites and vintage-inspired originals in our own category-defying style, described as 'skiffle (an early, folk-derived style of rock-and-roll which was a seminal influence on the Beatles and other British Invasion bands) meets Cole Porter' and 'what kind of music IS this?' We combine vintage pop, western swing, traditional jazz and even tango in the programs we put together. And if you're curious about our name, we started out as a trio (The Three-Quarter Quartet) and quickly added two additional musicians."


John Bianchi – Vocals, Clarinet, Saxes, Ukulele, Songwriter, Leader

John Landry – Violin, Vocals, Songwriter

Angus Loten – Tenor Banjo, Guitar, Percussion, Bird Whistle

Ben Mealer – Ukulele, Percussion, Vocals

Brian Nalepka – Bass, Tuba, Vocals

Michaela Gomez – Guitar

Photo by   Saskia Kahn


The Community Arts Center, located in Wallingford near

I-476 (the "Blue Route") between Media and Swarthmore in Delaware County, is home to Tri-State Jazz Society's Pennsylvania concerts. Traditional  jazz bands and solo pianists are presented five or six times a year in the Art Center’s fully accessible Duke Gallery, a 3100 square foot space that boasts an excellent grand piano, good acoustics, soaring ceilings, and beautiful light.


414 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086

One mile from the Media-Swarthmore exit of I-476


For more about The Buck-and-a-Quarter Sextet visit their website at: http://www.buckandaquarterqu


“The Very Though Of You”

“When I Take My Sugar To Tea”


  Member admission is $10, general admission is $20.

Introductory offer - start a new, first-time TSJS annual membership ($20) at the door and receive free admission to this concert (this offer is not applicable to renewing or reactivating membership.)  

Full-time students with ID and children
accompanied by a paying adult are free.

There are no advance sales or reservations.

Dancing is welcome at all performances


John Bianchi sings, plays clarinet, saxophones and ukulele, and writes original songs for the Quartet (Sextet).

“Sir Scratchy” (John Landry) fiddles, sings and writes songs. He also hosts beHAVior Night—That Famous Funny Old Record Show, Friday, 5-6 pm ET, WBCQ The Planet (

Angus Loten plays tenor banjo/tenor guitar, bells, gong, percussion and bird whistle.

Ben Mealer sings and plays ukulele and percussion in the Quartet.

Bassist and tubist Brian Nalepka is a veteran of the Manhattan Rhythm Kings, with whom he has appeared in numerous Broadway musicals, including the Gershwins’ Crazy for You. He can be heard on dozens of recordings and keeps the Buck-and-a-Quarter Sextet on its feet.

Michaela Gomez is a Brooklyn based guitarist and singer who specializes early Blues and Jazz. She is known for her use of fingerstyle and slide guitar. Michaela has performed with artists like Hazmat Modine, Nathalie Merchant, Tamar Korn, Dennis Lichtman, Bill Barrett, and Frilucha.