Rich Martin

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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Good-bye Good Friend

Carey J. Hahn and four friends.

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Carey J. Hahn, well-known jazz aficionado  and Iowa broadcaster. He was a good friend to the music. He was a good friend to the band. He was a good friend. Rick Held, Carey J. Hahn, Rich Martin, Eddie Piccard, John Rogers. (Thanks to Rick Held for …

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Jazz Under the Stars

Four Musicians

August is the month for Jazz in eastern Iowa–the month for KCCK’s Jazz Under the Stars. The Eddie Piccard Jazz Group is honored and excited to be part of the program this year. Further adding to the excitement we will be joined by the Busch Brothers to close out the season on August 24! Bring …

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Jazz Came to Cottage Grove: Nightclub in the Afternoon

News Flash: Jazz is not confined to large cities and nighttime hours.  Example: Jazz happened at Cottage Grove in the afternoon July 22nd.  A very nice audience listened to the swinging rhythms, the smooth vocals, and the groovy solos of The Eddie Piccard Quartet. What’s more–it will happen again.  August 19 (rsvp by August 10) …

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Jazz Comes to Cottage Grove

Four Musicians

We have enjoyed playing a series of private parties. Now we have some more public events coming up and we get to invite you all to the good times. First up: three appearances at Cottage Grove: ■ July 22 ■ August 19 ■ September 23 All concerts are scheduled for 3:00-4:30. Refreshments will be provided.  …

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Blues for Betty

Four Musicians

Jazz is basically a happy music, though it was born in conditions often not happy at all. That is perhaps especially true of blues songs. Converting sadness into happiness is what they are about. We have recently lost a close friend, a real supporter of local music, of jazz, and of this band in particular. …

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