The Jazz Club is excited to present our last show of our season featuring “The Old Guys.” Band leader and saxophonist Sandy Cameron tells us what it’s all about. “The Old Guys”, Sandy explains, “is a group of veteran jazzers. Our name comes from a Richard Underhill composition of the same name. Richard wrote this tune as a tribute to the musicians that influenced him. His 16 bar blues is one of his compositions recorded on the CD, “Tales from the Blue …..”, and has become our theme song.”
Donnie Clark is the most well-known member of the group and has played at the Jazz Club on several occasions. Donnie has travelled the world, blowing his trumpet in many Dixieland and bebop settings. He was an important CBC Vancouver music producer and director, including the show “Dr.Bundolo” which featured Donnie and his music. Now living a semi-retired life in the Kootenays, Donnie still commutes to Vancouver to play his trumpet.
Saxophonist and clarinetist Sandy Cameron has played in several groups at the Jazz Club in the past as well and is a legendary performer in the BC Interior jazz scene.
The rest of “The Old Guys” bring a wealth of musical and show bizz experience to the stage. Bassist and vocalist, Bill Lockie; drummer and artist, Steve Mennie; and pianist Colin Spence, round out the quintet.
“Our set list”, Sandy says, “features many old Dixie and swing standards, by Bennie Goodman, Fats Waller, and Buddy Bolden, and others. We’ve put together a list that will get toes tapping.
The Jazz Club is located in the Selkirk Room at the Regent Hotel. Doors open at 7:00 and music runs from 7:30 – 9:30. Admission is by donation and food and beverage service is available.