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Recent and upcoming events
· Nietzsche's Sundays: February 19, 26. March 12, 19, 26. New songs, new jokes, high-spirited fun, all night long. Yowza, yowza, yowza. See you there!
Willie's guitar is back from the shop, looking and sounding great.
New addition to the band: an exceptional sounding 1920s-style microphone.
· On December 3rd Saturday we performed at the Hydraulic Hearth. The band would like to say thanks for the brick oven pizza -- if you haven't tried one yet, check it out.
· On December 13th at The Old Winery we were joined by the dance troupe "The Lindy Hoppers." The band encouraged people to dance and participate, and they did so and enjoyed the evening thoroughly.
· Shout out to Clark and Lisa Bitter at Harry's Jazz Bar. Saturday November 5th was Zippity Dudelin all night long. Stay tuned; the Bitters are to open another club soon.
· 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.
· 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 lubricious sound.
· 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 page.
· 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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