- 1920's Jazz with Dr. Jazz & the Jazzbugs
- Bluegrass music with Them Other Pluckers
- Good Bait -- Piano Jazz
All ensembles are acoustic.
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Recent and upcoming events
October 30th Nietzsche's, Prizes
for the best - creative Dr. Jazz look alike.
Last year Megan zagged in perpetual motion, Dr. Jazz zigged, soul mates zigzagged. You know what I'm sayin.
November 5th. A cordial invitation to lovers of roaring 20's music,
spectacular three part harmonies, hokum (double portions) and OH Yeah!! Great music.
Harry's Jazz Bar
4816 Bridge St. Niagara Falls, Ontario
Our apologies to the fans who came to see us on September 30. Ed's knee was uncooperative and we are back this Sunday, October 9. Thanks to Ben and the Jazz Cache for filling in on such short notice.
To show our appreciation for everyone who came down expecting to see us, we will play extra
fast and loud.
The 'bugs will be playing at Nietzsche's (248 Allen Street, Buffalo) every Sunday but the first Sunday -- the 9th, 16st, 23nd, and 30fth of October. Start time is between 8:30 and 9:00pm. If you show up early, you can catch Ann Phillipone's piano set from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
On the Jazzbugs off nights (the first Sunday of each month) at Nietzsches,
you can catch our good friends Ben Levitt, Dave Phillips and the Jazz Cachet,
filling the house with a wang dang doodle
The Jazzbugs played a concert at the Gravenhurst Opera House in Ontario (near Georgian Bay) on Saturday, September 3. We played with Jack Hutton on piano and Bob Livingston on trombone, to a very enthusiastic, near sell-out crowd. Thanks to the Gravenhurst crew (including Martin on sound) for their hospitality. Check out video on the Jazzbugs
The Jazzbugs would like to extend our gratitude to the staff at Camp Ichee-Goomey for their very professional soundstage, great food and conversation. A great stay was enjoyed by all. Each of our shows were a hit with the audience, mostly kids; we played the 19th, 22nd, and 29th of July.
The 'Bugs played at Hydraulic Hearth
on a hot summer day back in July; the ninth, to be exact, from 12pm to 3pm.
Dr. Jazz & company played two gigs at the Niagara on the Lake Jazz Festival
on July 30th. -- one downtown and one at Megalomaniac Winery.
The downtown affair was very well run!
Special thanks to festival coordinator Peter Shea, who provided us with a nice sound system and stage. The festival drew a substantial crowd; we made some new friends (Ashley and Reinhardt come to mind readily) who played as a duet following us. Their act was a joy to be associated with. Among other friends that played at the festival: John Sherwood and too many others to mention. Be sure to have your passport ready and check out the festival next year!
Megalomaniac Winery at 3930 Cherry Ave, Vineland,
ON L0R 2C0, sits atop the Niagara Escarpment --
Dr. No would be proud to call this his home.
Despite the 40 mph winds, the guitar slamming down on the concrete,
and the bass nearly needing weights to hold it down, the fans that braved
the near-hurricane winds (and Dr. Jazz' jokes(?)) enjoyed a taste of the
Jazzbugs (always the consummate professionals) and were thoroughly entertained.
We thank General Manager Deiter for his execrable hospitality.
Stay tuned for future gigs at Narcissistic Friars Artisan Winery, located on Sodom
Road in Vineland.
Did you go to the Grant Street Diversity Festival on June 25th?
There was plenty to eat, with food representing EVERYWHERE,
with lots of live entertainment; we played a rousing set to kick off the
festivities -- from 11:00 am to 12:00.
(716) GAL-LERY. Hydraulic Hearth restaurant and brewery
Threw a rousing prohibition party Saturday Dec. 5th at
716 Swan Street in Buffalo.
Great place in the Larkin district. The Jazzbugs look forward to playing there again soon.
Thanks to Joe Brancato (piano) for subbing for Will at Nietzsches November 15th. Fun Wow!
Thanks to Josh Asad and Rick Strauss at the UB Swing Dance at University at Buffalo South Campus.
Shout out to Alok Bedmutha and crew thier enthusiasm makes for an extraordinary event.
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