Eddie Piccard will once again be serving up “All That Jazz” at the First Street Community Center on Saturday November 19 at 7:00 p.m. For each Mount Vernon appearance Eddie offers a special highlight, and this year’s performance will feature “Music of New Orleans.” “My first instrument was a trombone,” Piccard said. “And one of my Dixieland heroes is the Texas trombone player, Jack Teagarden. It is always a kick to play piano with Dixie groups. The contrapuntal effects of group improvisation add excitement to the music.”
The first part of this year’s program will feature the Eddie Piccard Quintet. This group plays hot traditional favorites and cool Shearing melodies, as well as warm Latin tunes. Eddie will be on piano and vocals, Craig Dove on bass, Jon Wilson on drums, Rich Martin on vibes, and Dave Richter on guitar.
For the Dixieland part of the program the quintet will be joined by the Busch Boys–Marty on trombone, Larry on trumpet, and Luke on clarinet.
The “Busch Boys” are very happy to join the Eddie Piccard Quintet for this evening of music. Larry Busch is a veteran of the Guy Lombardo, Wayne King, and the Al Pierson Orchestras. He has been leading his own big band for many years and is currently the leader of the Dixieland Allstars. Trombonist Marty has toured with Al Cobine, Johnny Mathis, Dick Jurgens, The American Vintage Orchestra, and the Larry Busch Big Band. Luke has played with the Dixieland Allstars, the Mad City Funk, and his own SKA band.
“We really like playing for the audience at the Community Center,” Eddie said. “And this group will have a swinging, toe-tapping sound that people will really enjoy.”
Tickets for the performance are fifteen dollars and can be purchased at Bauman’s Clothing Store or at the door. Patrons are welcome to bring a favorite beverage and purchase a Community Center cup.