THE NEXT DIXIELAND JAM WILL
BE AT THE JAZZ CORNER
Sunday, June 25,
2 - 5:00
Notes from the Jazz Corner
Coming up: July 30, Aug 27
We were on a roll with many months of fantastic attendance, but the audience in May was quite sparse. Only 50 folks were entertained by twenty four musicians who supplied three great sets of Dixieland Jazz. During the summer and fall months, come on in and bring your friends… …we have plenty of room.
Chevas will be entering his senior year at Hilton Head High School in the fall. He has grown up on Hilton Head and has attended
Bob Masteller’s Junior Jazz Summer Camp since 7th grade. Chevas has been a regular member of the Hilton Head Plantation Big
Band for 3 years and has had perfect attendance in our own Royal Garden Dixieland Jazz Band for a year. He has been an integral
member of all 3 bands during our monthly performances and his improvisational skills on tenor and baritone sax have skyrocketed
during that year.
The Dixieland Jazz Society is very proud to celebrate its 25th Anniversary this month. Bassist Pete Sencevicky called the first session together at Cheryl’s le Caberet on the last Sunday in June, 1992, and it has been ongoing since then. Cheryl is still around, but all the other “founding musicians” have come and gone. We plan to be around for many more years
The Fund has been established to benefit a high school student who is dedicated to Dixieland Jazz, to further the music education of that student, instrument purchase/refurbishment, music scores, and/or other musical endeavors. The Society’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the selection of saxophonist Chevas Tolton as the recipient.
Chevas relishes playing Dixieland jazz with all our band members. He feels that Dixieland musicians play from the heart and mind rather than just reading notes. He plans to pursue a career as a music teacher and a significant portion of the Pete Sencevicky Fund will be used for private lessons (he has never had a private lesson)
Pete Secevicky Fund recipient
Tenor saxophonist, Melvin Benjamin, retired Marine Band member, got a kick out of playing two sets with us.