CanUS Traditional Jazz Matinee

Sun. March 3rd 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM doors at 12:00 PM (All Ages)
The musicians are well known to the fans of New Orleans jazz as they share the love of this unique genre in a top-rated Jazz Club. Visitors say “There’s nothing like this where we live" This is the 33th year CanUS has been a feature at Hermann's Jazz Club and while they were also touring jazz festivals in Canada & the U.S. with their concert at the Kennedy Center still showing on youtube.
Trumpet played by Simon Stribling adds that Aussie joy in bringing you those loved melodies, with the addition of some vocals , boosted by the Benny Goodman-esque clarinet of Al Pease, also on tenor sax in that beautiful Coleman Hawkins style. Doug Rhodes is on alto sax and vocals, featured on 5 of the 8 CanUS CD's all of which you can hear on youtube. Avram McCagherty brings a sparkle to any of the many bands he leads and we get to enjoy him, too. His banjo and vocals are a treasure for our city and then - wait for it…underpinning it all is the one of the best bass players you will find anywhere, Joey Smith along with Laurie Lyster, fabulous on the drums and vocals, too. And to finish and embellish is the early jazz piano style & vocals of Toni Blodgett, leader. Better get your tickets early!