Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., May 25
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)
No shows scheduled | Post a show |
Inception: Coronado, 2004
Influences: Artie Shaw, Harry James, Louis Armstrong, Gene Krupa, the Mills Brothers
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.”