10/30/2014: Vitali Imereli and Friends

2 sets:  8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge  $10 pp minimum

Vitali Imereli-violin
Enrico Granafei-chromatic harmonica
Dmitri Kolesnki-bass

Vitali Imereli  is the best and most accomplished jazz violinist of the world. A child prodigy, violinist Vitali Imereli graduated from the National Musical Academy of Georgia in Tbilisi as a soloist. After completing his studies, he taught for six years at the prestigious Tbilisi College of Music.

Vitali decided to leave his native Georgia to find his new home in Turku, Finland. At this time he could play different music styles: swing, fusion, funky, modern, and was touring Germany with Big Band “Experiment Berlin”, conducted by Michael Henning. Later he participated in Pori Jazz festival in Finland. Here in Pori he performed with Michael Urbaniak and here he meat Stephane Grappelli. Read more about this artist

Brass Joy 10/24/2014: Brass Joy with Italian trumpeter Lalo Conversano and Swiss trombonist Danilo Moccia

2 sets: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
$15 pp music charge $12 pp minimum

Lalo Conversano - trumpet
Danilo Moccia – trombone
Josh Sette – piano   
Rich Zurkowski - Bass
Roger Post – drums

BRASS JOY was established in 1998 when Lalo and Danilo first met. Together they compiled an eclectic repertory that goes from Duke to Parker to Silver to the great standards of Porter, Kern, Berlin, Gershwin, etc. to the funkyness of Hancock and Zawinul, passing thru the loveliness of Jobim. Their own simple but cooking arrangements make for a very swingin’ band.Danilo Moccia, a superb jazz trombonist from Switzerland was distinguished as Swiss Jazzman of The Read more about this artist

Dave Rimelis 11/23/2014: Dave Rimelis and Louisiana Hot Sauce

3 p.m.-6 p.m.
$10pp music charge $7pp minimum

Dave Rimelis-violin
Matt King-piano

Jazz , Swamp Pop, Cajun and Zydeco

David Rimelis’ music has been performed by orchestras internationally, including the Boston Pops, National Symphony, Royal Liverpool  Philharmonic, Saint Louis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Western Australia Symphony, Minnesota Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra.

He has been featured artist with the Colorado Symphony, Eugene Oregon Symphony, Read more about this artist

FreePass_PHOTO 10/23/2014: Free Pass

2 sets: 7:30 &  9:00
$10 music charge  $7 Minimum

David Kolk – Percussion
Jeff Gramm – Guitar
Mark Emma – Guitar
Chris Richards – Bass

FreePass a dynamic and musically interesting band with a growing fan base. They play a wide range of music, from straightahead jazz to blues, Motown, bossa nova, pop and contemporary music.  Listeners and fans of FreePass enjoy the dazzling leads of Jeff, the unique chordal voicings of Mark, David’s sensitive work on the kit, and Chris’ grooving bass lines. Read more about this artist