September 15, 2017
Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road S.
Solomons, MD 20688
Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door
Maritime Performance Series: Creole Gumbo Jazz Band
Friday, September 15, 2017
The Creole Gumbo Jazz Band was founded in 2009 by Jim Ritter, a cornetist with a long history of playing early New Orleans jazz. Other members of the band include Gary Gregg, who uses an Albert-system clarinet, Tom Holtz is on tuba, and Rick Rowe on banjo. Their music is alternately gentle and brash, inventive, and intuitive with musicians play off of one another. Each concert is replete with tidbits of jazz history about how this music developed in New Orleans between 1900 and 1929. The tunes are mostly from the Roaring Twenties when jazz was America’s popular music. Doors open at 6:00 PM