Sunday, August 26, 2012

PAST: JAZZ: Takoma Station hosts a Jazz Jam Tribute to New Orleans Bass Player Bill Huntington this WED, August 28th at 7:00pm - 10:00pm, by donation, $10 suggested

Takoma Station hosts a Jazz Jam Tribute to New Orleans Bass Player Bill Huntington 
Wednesday, August 28th
7:00pm - 10:00pm
by donation, $10 suggested, no one turned away
I believe this is a 21+ venue, please call first if you have concerns

Bill will be joined in the house band featuring Steve Silverman, Drums, Colton Hammond, Piano, and Dan Gutwein, Reeds along with bassist John Hebert (touring with Fred Hersch) who was Bill's student.

Bill Huntington was born and raised in New Orleans and began playing banjo professionally at age 13, recording with British trumpeter, Ken Colyer on an historic New Orleans album. Bill traveled on several world tours with Al Hirt, Ellis Marsalis, and Benny Wallace. He has recorded with Mose Allison, Dr. John, and Doc Cheatham on his Grammy winning album. He played with Red Garland, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Byrd, Sonny Stitt, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Donald Byrd, Woodie Shaw, Blue Mitchell, Aretha Franklin (on the movie "White Men Can't Jump) and many many others.

For 25 years Bill was a professor of bass and guitar at Loyola and New Orleans Universities. Bill  is a well respected New Orleans bass player, guitarist and educator. His legacy as an educator is invaluable and many of today's modern masters of the bass were his students. He has been interviewed for his historic role in New Orleans music by the BBC. In 2005, Bill was displaced by Katrina and is now visiting DC from his new home in Little Rock. Come join us for an evening of celebration and an opportunity to hear and enjoy local musicians sit in with Bill.

Takoma Station Tavern
6914 4th St NW
Metro: Takoma, short walk, about .3 miles (see map)

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