Paragon Jazz Band

Diane Mensch: Trumpet | Jim Fiedler: Clarinet | Norman Berman: Drums | Frank Massa: Drums | Anna Rowe: Piano | Bob Ohumukini: Bass guitar | Bob Bowman: Bass guitar | Howie Nielson: Banjo | Tom Smerk: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Jim Loeffel: Trombone | Everett Crouse: Reeds | Jim Goodwin: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric)

Genre: Jazz

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Synoposis

Inception: Coronado, 2004

Influences: Artie Shaw, Harry James, Louis Armstrong, Gene Krupa, the Mills Brothers

Background:

The Paragon Jazz Band began as a Friday afternoon jam session. The players originally concentrated on Dixieland music, but the group eventually evolved into a dance band with seven musicians, with an alternate lineup performing as a happy hour jazz quartet.

According to the group, “We are now in the Little Big Band phase, playing ‘40s and ‘50s music.”

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