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TTJS Board Members:

 
 

Greg Cagle, Gregg Gelb, Rollin Glaser, Phil Kregor, Don Martin, David McAllister and Dean Morgan

 
 

 
     
 
   
     
 

Upcoming Events:

 
 

Ocean City Jazz Fest Promo

 
     
 
 
     
 

 

THE 38TH ANNUAL NORTH CAROLINA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ WILMINGTON RETURNS FEBRUARY 1-3, 2018
We are eagerly looking forward to the 2018 lineup of world-renown jazz musicians who will fill our stage and the ballroom air with their music!

 

SCOTT ROBINSON is an American jazz musician best known for his work on various styles of saxophones, but who plays a variety of instruments, will be joining us this year. After studying at the Berklee College of Music, Scott became their youngest faculty member at the age of 22. He has appeared on more than 200 LPs and CDs with well-known musicians such as Lionel Hampton, Paquito D'Rivera, Sting, Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, John Pizzarelli and many more. Scott's musical travels have taken him around the globe! This summer he'll be in Germany and Japan, then back to NYC where he will be honored at the Historical Brass Symposium, where they will premiere a piece commissioned for him. Immediately following that he leaves for Scotland. We are so pleased that he has Wilmington, NC on his calendar for the first weekend in February 2018! This will be Scott's first North Carolina Jazz Festival appearance, and we are looking forward to his adventurous approach to jazz!

 

In addition to Scott, we welcome an entire legion of stellar players to our stage this year including: Mangroove, led by Manny Santos, along with Teddy Burg, Brian Miller, Jack Krupicka and Doug Irving. We also have The Nikki Parrott Trio featuring Nikki, Rossano Sportiello and Eddie Metz. And the NCJF All-Star Jazz Jam this year will be led by Adrian Cunningham and featuring Cynthia Sayer, Nate Najar, Jonathan Russell, Debbie Kennedy, Herman Burney, Chuck Redd, Conal Fowkes, Dion Tucker, Jim Fryer, Bruce Harris and Ed Polcer.

 

 
     
 
 
     
 

PREVIOUS TTJS EVENT | OCTOBER 2016

The Triangle Traditional Jazz Society was pleased to host our concert event featuring Jim Ritter on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at The Glenwood Club on 3300 Woman's Club Road in Raleigh, NC.

 

Very few cornetists who started in the 4th grade are still playing that instrument, but Jim Ritter, in the manner of the early New Orleans players, is still entertaining jazz fans and playing the music he loves – early NO jazz. Jim joined the Potomac River Jazz Club where he met like-minded musicians, and formed the Buck Creek Jazz Band. From 1980 on, BCJ played every traditional jazz festival in the country.

 

Backing up Jim at this event was the Touch of Dixie Band featuring Dave McAllister/piano, Jim Riley/banjo, Mike Minguez/clarinet, Bill Erchul/bass, Frank Mesich/trombone, and "Pam" Pameijer/drums.

 


 

 
     
 
 
     
 

PREVIOUS TTJS EVENT | AUGUST 2016

The Triangle Traditional Jazz Society enthusiastically welcomed Russ Wilson as our invited artist for our concert on August 21, 2016 at The Glenwood Club on 3300 Woman's Club Road in Raleigh, NC.

For 35 years Russ Wilson has worked as a professional musician and has made a name for himself playing many different styles of music including Dixieland, Big Band Swing, Bebop, Rock, Country, Gospel, Blues, R&B, and orchestral music. He has also done pit-work for Broadway-style musicals. Since 1989 Russ has played drums and vocalized on 31 albums -- 8 of those his own projects.
 

The Capital Jazz Band served as backup for Russ Wilson. The band included Dave McAllister on piano, John Bass on bass, the invited artist on drums, Gregg Gelb on clarinet, Paul Bowman on cornet, and Frank Mesich on trombone.

 

For more information about Russ Wilson, visit his website at:

http://www.everswinging.com

 

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT

 
     
 
 
     
 

PREVIOUS TTJS EVENT | APRIL 2016:

The Triangle Traditional Jazz Society offers public performances and educational opportunities for national and locally recognized musicians and bands to come together to play, learn, and follow traditional jazz, otherwise known as Dixieland.

The TTJS kicked-off its first public performance and jam session on Sunday, April 3rd at the Glenwood Club in Raleigh. Renowned New York-based traditional jazz trumpeter Mike Sailors joined the Second Line Stompers, led by Triangle-based jazz artist Gregg Gelb, to perform traditional jazz music — including style standards such as Dinah, Sweet Georgia Brown, Swing That Music, and more. After the concert musicians of all ages were invited to learn more about the musical techniques of traditional jazz. The event was capped off by Mike Sailors rehersing with the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble for a band competition at Lincoln Center in New York.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT

 
 

Stay tuned for additional TTJS event announcements.

 
     
 
   
     
 

TTJS News:

 
 

Bria Skonberg, the new face of old music.

Traditional Jazz attracted a mass audience close to a hundred years ago. While it still has a loyal fan and player base, the question is often posed, "who will carry the torch to the next generation?" Blonde, blue-eyed and beautiful, you might expect to find Bria Skonberg walking a runway instead of playing the trumpet. Instead, here she is, rekindling the classics with her own spin and swagger.

As part of a new generation of gifted young players, trumpeter and vocalist, Bria Skonberg has performed at over 100 jazz festivals worldwide. She is also the co-founder of the New York Hot Jazz Camp and New York Hot Jazz Festival. Bria has released four albums to date and has recently signed with Sony Masterworks. Her first major-label album will be released in September 2016.

From all accounts, traditional jazz is in good hands. Read more about Bria on her official website, BriaSkonberg.com.

 

 

 
 
   
 
   
 

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750 Weaver Dairy Road #258
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
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Phone: (919) 608-8943
Email: info@triangletraditionaljazz.org
 
The Triangle Traditional Jazz Society is a membership organization sponsored by Carolina Classic Jazz, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, NC, the purpose of which is the preservation and promotion of traditional jazz.
 
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