Rich Martin

An Ideal Evening

We are excited to be part of this celebration and 110 years is something to celebrate. The Ideal’s 110th Anniversary Saturday, July 13, 2024, 8:00pm 213 16th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401, US General Admission Advance $15.00 Seated upgrades (Tiers 1-3) or cocktail tables must be purchased as an add-on. General Admission Day of …

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Beatles Re-Imagined–at Opus Concert Cafe

Musical Cats

We are getting out our mop-tops and considering collarless suits for our March 1 concert at the Opus Concert Café (119 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids). The program for the first hour is “The Beatles Re-imagined” and will feature tunes from the musical phenom of the sixties. We’ve had a great time with these songs …

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

Jazz in the Church

We had such a rousing good time playing the Mardi Gras Sunday at the Hope United Church of Christ in Hiawatha. It is always good to make music with the Busch Brothers of Wisconsin.  We played our favorite Dixieland tunes and, yes, the Saints did come marching in. Now we are looking forward to the …

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Jazz Musicians on Stage

Important Fact: the Eddie Piccard Quartet will be joined by The Busch Brothers in this coming concert.  Laisser les bon temps rouler–Let the good times roll–is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, in Mount Vernon’s First Street Community Center (221 1st Street NE).  The concert begins at 7:00. Incidental fact: two of the musicians are pictured …

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Let the Good Times Roll October 28th

Poster on October 28th Concert

It is October.  The time has come.  This is the season for the Eddie Piccard Quartet to return to the First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon.  And the Busch Brothers will just naturally be there too. Members of the Quartet: Eddie Piccard (piano, vocals), Gary Palmer (bass), Tim Crumley (drums), Rich Martin (vibes).  The …

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Jazz Under the Stars Under the Roof

Jazz Musicians Playing

So much that happens in jazz depends on audience response and the general feel of the arena and the occasion. There are nights when the stars are in alignment and the good spirits of our jazz ancestors are in the area. Music Magic happens. We had everything going for us in the last Jazz Under …

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