24 08 2011

Green Tie Jazz Band many things to celebrate at this time. How about a nice list?

  1. 200+ views of our website 😮
  2. Tomorrow will be our fifth appearance at Bronco Billy’s Pizza Place. We start at 7PM. Come out and enjoy!
  3. Our piano player, Gabbi, is back from her vacation.
  4. We have reached the 25 fans mark on our facebook page, giving us the ability to customize our URL. Go to http://www.facebook.com/greentiejazzband and like our page 😀
  5. Tomorrow will also be our first Bronco Billy’s gig, with our new drummer, Marc! You might have seen Marc play drums formerly with The East Bay Jazzinators and currently with The Squeaks. We’re glad to have him in our band!

To celebrate, we’ve uploaded videos of a rehearsal with special guest pianist, Andrew Taber. These videos are only available to visitors of our website. Do you feel special?
As a teaser, the first video is public, but the rest of the links posted here will be to our private rehearsal videos for insiders’ eyes only!

Videos after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »


Trad Jazz on the Radio!

15 08 2011

Have you been to one of our shows? We hope you enjoyed our music. If you’re unfamiliar with trad jazz, but want to learn more about it why not try the radio?

Memories 89.1 KCEA

Memories 89.1 KCEA is a great station with thousands of recordings of traditional jazz generally from the 1940s and earlier. I was nothing short of surprised when I found a radio station that played this kind of music! Right now I’m listening to the Benny Goodman Quartet playing Dinah.

A quote from their website…
“KCEA’s studios are located on the campus of Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, Ca. Our transmitter facility is located in the Heather Highlands area of San Carlos, CA.

In 1979 the Sequoia Union High School District, which owns the broadcast license for KCEA 89.1 FM, established it as a high school radio station. This station features big band music from the 30’s and 40’s, 24 hours a day. KCEA serves as the disaster information station for the surrounding area.

KCEA has a library of over a thousand albums and compact discs of the big band era, which is always expanding. KCEA produces and airs free Public Service Anouncements (PSA’s) for local events such as concerts, dances, community activities, and information on consumer and health awareness.” 

If you live in Fremont, where GTJB is based, it’s a bit difficult to get a good signal thanks to Ohlone College’s station 89.3 KOHL. You can still get your jazz fix by listening on your computer by going to the KCEA website. I’ll also be putting a link to their website on the sidebar of our website. Make sure to check out our other links, too!

See you all at our next gig,
Green Tie Jazz Band

Goodbye, Nat!

11 08 2011


Hey, everyone! I have some sad news today. Our drummer, Nat, has left the band. His final performance was at a private party gig on July 30th. I know this is a bit late, but I just got back from vacation. Nat has headed off to UCSC to study it up, but don’t think you have seen the last of him yet! You can look forward to guest appearances whenever he’s in the area.

Don’t worry, GTJB  will keep on jamming with our new drummer named Marc Messier. Former drummer for The Jazzinators and current member of the 60s rock band The Squeaks. See them perform and be interviewed on TV here.

In other news, GTJB will be performing at the Centerville Farmer’s Market this Saturday, August 13th. Though our new drummer is actually out of town right now, we will have special guest Lance Fernando, also of The Squeaks, on banjo. We start at 9am and play for two hours. The Farmer’s Market is located by Taco Bell at the intersection of Bonde Way and Fremont Boulevard. Google maps link here.  We hope to see you there!

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