The Traditional Ragtime And Dixieland Jazz Appreciation & Strutters Society (or T.R.A.D. J.A.S.S.) was formed in 1985 to preserve, perpetuate and promote live performance of America’s classic early jazz and ragtime music. The Society presents live Dixieland jazz on the first Sunday afternoon of every month at the Santa Rosa Moose Lodge . A different headliner band is showcased each month, along with as many as six informal jam sessions that feature local musicians.
This is the music of old New Orleans, from the days of Storyville, the hot dance music of the Roaring 20's, of ragtime and blues, the works of giants like Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Kid Ory, Jelly Roll Morton and Bay Area legends such as Lu Watters and Turk Murphy. Listeners and dancers alike will find something to delight their musical senses at every meeting (event). Classic dance steps like the Lindy, Balboa and Charleston come alive again at T.R.A.D. J.A.S.S. events. Listeners and dancers of all ages feel right at home.
So if you like the toe-tapping, upbeat and happy sounds of this uniquely American music, then T.R.A.D. J.A.S.S. is the place for you! Strutters are welcome!
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The Flying Eagles Jazz Band was formed at the Sacramento Trad Jazz Adult Camp in 2010. The style runs the gamut of Traditional Jazz styles, from the Original Dixieland Jazz Band to King Oliver, Fats Waller to a more modern-style Dixieland made famous by Kenny Ball. The band also plays slow blues favorites, up-tempo Dixieland classics, 1930s – 1940s popular swing, and even popular tunes. Regardless of your musical taste, this band guarantees to keep the audience dancing and their toes tapping.
Jim Broadstreet (trumpet) is the leader. John Tanko (reeds) and Bill Badstubner (trombone) fill out the “front line.” Rich Owens (piano), Jeff Green (banjo guitar), Gerry Turner (tuba/bass), and Allan Grissette (drums) set down the driving rhythm.