and the Rowdies
Sunday, November 11, 2018
at Capital City
Join us on Sunday, November 11 from 2 to 5 pm at Cap City Comedy Club where ATJS will feature Ron Fink and the Rowdies, who are from the Dallas area. They have turned heads in their two ATJS appearances, and more is expected this time. Anyone who has not heard this very special ensemble should make an effort to catch the November 11 performance.
Most of the Rowdies are North Texas music educators, and all are really good musicians. They are spearheaded by three mainstays of recent All-Star concerts: Bob Krenkel on reeds, Brian Standridge on trumpet and Gene LeBeaux on trombone. Banjoist Scott Whitfield is nationally-known, and tubist Carl Kleinsteuber is highly accomplished as a jazz and classical musician. Kent Ellingson is a fine pianist, and Ron Fink holds the group together on drums.
The Rowdies favor the professional-level written arrangements. They have the classical training to read these intricate charts, and the innate jazz sense to make them swing. It’s a great combination, and one which is difficult to bring off. Austin Traditional Jazz Society strives to bring in festival-level groups if possible, and the Rowdies have shown they are just that in their two previous concerts for the Society. This should be a notable Austin jazz event.
Where: Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research Boulevard (intersection with Anderson Square) in North Austin.
Good food (kitchen open 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.), full bar to 5:00 p.m., (suggested minimum: 2 items, food and/or drink). Two dance floors, large free parking lot with unlimited overflow a block east. Hall holds up to 300 people — lots of room for all!
ATJS Concerts Are Family-Friendly!
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