Meet Jim Hall

Jim Hall, from Iowa City, is a self-taught musician who started very young.  He was at first a drummer, working in a family band with his father (Hammond Organ) and his brother (trumpet).  He played vibes in college, then became more interested in the piano. Among his jazz idols: Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock. …

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Jazz Vespers 2016

The Jazz Vespers is always a lot of fun.  More important, it reminds both musicians and audience of the spiritual side of jazz. And the night promotes remembering old friends and making new ones.  Rusty Jones, the drummer who for many years was a fixture of this scene and who was a long-time friend of …

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Romantic Jazz Dinner with Eddie Piccard Quartet

Looking for something special to do on that special day?

The Eddie Piccard Quartet will be playing for a Romantic Dinner at the Longbranch. Enjoy Eddie’s unique rendition of your favorite romantic ballads–along with prime rib, salad bar, cheesecake, and a champagne toast.

Eddie Piccard Presents: All That Jazz!

Eddie Piccard brings his quintet to the First Street Community Center for an evening of jazz standards. Look forward to hearing swing tunes and bop, blues and ballads, Ellington and Basie.

The program will also include a special tribute to Frank Sinatra.

This Friday, January 16th 2015

“The Second Set” has been a lot of fun because it gives us the chance to play some great music and it lets us all remember some of the people who made jazz what it is. So far we have done Basie-Sinatra, Ellington-Darin, and Goodman-Dennis.