Rock Step Relevators
Sunday,October 20, 2019
at Capital City
The Austin Traditional Jazz Society will feature the Rock Step Relevators on Sunday, October 20 from 1 to 3:45 pm at Cap City Comedy Club. Rock Step began life in 2012 as the Thrift Set
Orchestra, and quickly became a favorite of Austin jazz fans and swing dancers. The band’s founder, reed player Jonathan Doyle, left Austin for Washington State, and maintains the Thrift Set
name for national appearances. The core of the band has remained in Austin and plays under the local name of Rock Step Relevators.
The Relevators are patterned after the small big bands of the Twenties and Thirties. These ensembles rarely exceeded ten or eleven players, and in the Twenties the reed players often switched
between sax and clarinet. The Relevators typically perform with two reeds (three when cornetist David Jellema plays clarinet), cornet, trombone, banjo, guitar, string bass and drums. They
are a fun group that plays danceable hot jazz.
Where: Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research Boulevard (intersection with Anderson Square) in North Austin.
ATJS members, free by showing GREEN 2019-20 membership card. Guests and the public are invited to attend, $10.00 cover. Students with ID, $5.00.
Good food (kitchen open 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.), full bar (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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