A.T.J.S. Presents:
La Grosse Tete

La Grosse Tete

Sunday, February 11, 2018
at Capital City

The Austin Traditional Jazz Society presents La Grosse Tête on Sunday, February 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research Boulevard, Austin. Formed in early 2013 to play a single gig for Mardi Gras, this New Orleans-inspired traditional jazz band has carved out a solid reputation with music lovers and swing dancers all over Austin.

La Grosse Tete is a seven-piece band led by banjoist and swing dance instructor Johnny Serrano. David Jellema, one of the best jazz cornetists to be found anywhere, shows his versatility on clarinet. Dave Stoddard plays valve trombone. Sean Newton and Luke West play cornet and trumpet. Bill Troiano plays tuba. Swing dance instructor Sally Matsumae plays washboard.

La Grosse Tête videos:

TCMF 2014 - La Grosse Tete - Besame Mucho

La Grosse Tete playing Sent for You Yesterday at ATJS

La Grosse Tete plays King Porter Stomp for ATJS

La Grosse Tete plays Egyptian Ella at ATJS

La Grosse Tete plays Big Butter and Egg Man for ATJS

La Grosse Tete plays Bourbon Street Parade for ATJS


La Grosse Tete



When: Sunday, February 11 from 2:00 to 5 p.m.  Doors open at 1:00 p.m.

Where: Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research Boulevard (intersection with Anderson Square) in North Austin.

Admission: Free for ATJS Members or $10.00 / $5.00 Students with ID.

Don't forget you have until February 11 to buy our special half-year memberships. You get free admission to all 5 remaining concerts along with the ATJS Newsletter. If you purchase before or at the February 11 concert, you will get free admission to La Grosse Tete as well.

$30 - Single Membership  
$55 - Couple Membership

Features: 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!

Note: Cap City Comedy Club is being rented to a church from 11 to 1 on Sundays.  The church group has agreed to allow ATJS access to the main showroom starting at 12:30.  Our normal door-open time is 1:00, but occasionally people will arrive earlier.  We cannot let any early arrivers in earlier than 12:30, and ask that you hold early arrivals to an absolute minimum.


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Upcoming ATJS jazz events:

March 11 / New Orleans Jazz Band of Austin

April 8, 2018 / Mission City Hot Rhythm Cats

May 6, 2018
/ Ron Fink and the Rowdies

June 10, 2018 / Annual ATJS All-Star Concert