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Jazz in the Longbranch Lounge
April 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join the Eddie Piccard Quartet in the Longbranch Lounge for an evening of jazz music.
Mr. B. That’s what they called him. And we will be playing some of his songs in our Second Set at the Longbranch this Friday (4/1).
Mr. B is Billy Eckstein. He played trumpet and trombone and he led an incredibly influential band which included Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. As Dizzy remembered, “No other band like this one existed in the world.”
But it is his voice we remember today. And if we have to pick one song it would be “I Apologize.”
Rich Martin, our vibes guy, saw Mr. B once–appearing with Sarah Vaughan. He doesn’t remember where or when. But he certainly remembers that amazing musical presence.