& Swing Session
Sunday of Month
July & Aug Hiatus)
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Boca Raton Shrine Club
601 Clint Moore Rd.
Boca Raton, FL. 33487
(Click Here for Directions)
May 27th, 2018.
June 24th, 2018.
Dixieland Jazz Band
- HAGS Members $5
The Hot Jazz & Alligator Gumbo Society is a
non-profit Florida Corporation, tax exempt under
Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Membership per calendar year is $ 40 for individual
and $ 55 for couples.
President - 954-651-0970
Music Director - 954-680-2058
Steve Starace, Director & Past President
Director & Past President
Director - 954-680-2058
Director - 954-561-7389
Director - 954-760-7047
Carlene Starace - 561-809-6410
Since moving to our new
location in Boca Raton, I have repeatedly written about the
new people we have attracted to our Jazz Sessions. We had a
nice addition to this for our last session because we had a
group from the Kings Point community.
The group was organized by a
lovely lady by the name of Rita Brown and I’m sure we will
see more of them since Rita told me her group really enjoyed
For anyone else who would
like to organize a group from their condo community, I would
like to point out that anyone planning to bring a group of
ten or more will receive a discount on the ticket price.
Our featured band for the
session will be the multi talented Larry Kendzora and his
this band is not to be missed.
See you there!
Up - By
- Music Director
We have been very fortunate every month for the 2017-18 jazz
sessions, to have great feature bands and good house band
jam sessions. April was no different. The Glyn Dryhurst
Dixieland Band is a first-class group of musicians that
regularly play together and they really know their stuff. I
think Glyn’s band, Rob McGowan’s band, and Hank Bredenberg’s
band are the only ones that regularly play other gigs. The
rest of our feature bands are usually what we call telephone
bands, in that the leader makes phone calls to available
musicians of their choice, and put together a band. We are
fortunate to still have a good pool of musicians who play
OKOM, so the quality of the telephone bands is always good.
I just wish some of those seldom heard players would
voluntarily show up at HAGS and help us out instead of
waiting for a paid gig. Oh well.
We will miss Oscar K, who is returning to Canada with his
family. That leaves us with Pete Theodore as our only reed
player. Come on guys – there must be more reed players out
there that can help us. We will also miss Dick Reid on
trombone. He and his wife are returning to their roots in
Iowa. That leaves John Gulinello and myself as the only
trombone players left. But what we have left in the way of
house musicians more than makes up for the lack of quantity,
and makes up for it in quality
Our May 27th session will feature our most
versatile musician, Larry Kendzora, and his Hornucopia. He
always puts together a great band, so don’t miss it!
Trumpet: Jack Siegel, Rich Rose
Trombone: Dick Reid
Clarinet: Oscar K
Piano: Tom Miller, Mari Bell
Guitar: Seth Shealer
Drums: Steve Strole
Vocals: Barbara Nye, Lynne Meryl